Marinade for Kebabs for Chicken or Steak or Tofu

Marinade for Kebabs for Chicken or Steak
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This tried and true recipe from my Grandpa always brings back wonderful memories. You can omit the brandy if you are marinating just tofu & vegetables. The marinade is in our family’s Croatian cookbook because Croatians do love their grapes & grape-based drinks! Whenever I make this recipe, I always think of all the times my entire family spent together because we’re always drinking some type of brandy or wine. Cooking with it, too, just makes so much sense. This marinade is an all-time favorite with all my guests!
Recipe type: Entree, Grill
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 8 ounce soy sauce
  • 6 ounce water
  • 4 ounce brandy, bourbon or beer
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 lbs Chicken or Top round steak, 1 inch thick
  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Marinade for 4-8 hours. Bar-B-Que to cook.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 oz Calories: 129 Fat: 2.4 Saturated fat: 0.5 Carbohydrates: 4.3 Sugar: 2.8 Sodium: 1287 Fiber: 0.2 Protein: 21.6 Cholesterol: 50.6


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  1. Massage August 15, 2013 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Thanks-a-mundo for that article.Thanks Again. Will read on…

    • Sarah Koszyk MA RD August 26, 2013 at 5:58 am - Reply

      Muchas Gracias 🙂 Keep on reading 🙂

  2. Phil August 16, 2013 at 5:18 am - Reply

    We love this marinade. Afterwards, we boil it and strain it and use it as a sauce. We ensure to boil the marinade for at least five minutes.

    • Sarah Koszyk MA RD August 26, 2013 at 5:56 am - Reply

      Great tip about boiling the marinade after using it! Thanks!

  3. Rachel August 27, 2013 at 2:00 am - Reply

    What a great marinade recipe. Exactly what I’m looking for to try grilling at the beach next 🙂

    • Sarah Koszyk MA RD September 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Have fun at the beach! The recipe is delicious!

  4. Sarah Koszyk MA RD October 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm - Reply


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