Pork Chop Marinade

  • PrepTime: 10 Mins
  • CookTime: 16 Mins
  • TotalTime: 26 Mins


  1. 1/3 cup soy sauce
  2. 1/4 cup sake
  3. 2 tablespoons water
  4. 2 tablespoons ​brown sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons mild chili sauce
  6. 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  7. 1 teaspoon ginger (fresh and minced)
  8. 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  9. 1 pinch salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until brown sugar has dissolved.
  2. Store marinade in an airtight container in refrigerator until ready to use. Mixture will last for 5-7 days if stored properly. Recipe yields about 3/4 cup or enough for about 4 pork chops. Increase recipe to suit your needs and quantity of pork chops. 
  3. To marinate: place pork chops into a resealable plastic bag (2 bags if you are preparing more than 4 chops). Pour marinade over top, making sure all surfaces of meat are well coated. Seal bag and place into refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours.  Cook as directed.
  4. This mixture can also be used as a sauce or baste. Simmer over medium heat in a saucepan for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring often. If you'd like it thicker, increase heat to medium-high, mix together 1 to 2 teaspoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons warm water until dissolved. Add to mixture and stir in for 1 to 2 minutes until desired thickness is achieved.