Citrus-and-Soy Marinade

This marinade is Bill Kim's version of ponzu, a Japanese sauce made with soy sauce and citrus. Here he uses mirin, a sweet Japanese rice wine, and yuzu, a floral citrus. This marinade keeps for several days in the refrigerator, so make a large batch and use half on squid and the rest for tofu.

Slideshow:More Fast Asian Recipes

  • Servings: Makes 4 cups

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make Frico


  • 1 cup mirin (see Note)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup yuzu juice or freshly squeezed lemon juice (see Note)
  • 2 cups water

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, combine the mirin with the soy sauce, yuzu juice and water. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.


Mirin is available at Asian markets; sweet sherry is a good substitute. Yuzu is available at specialty markets.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published July 2011

463207 recipes/citrus-and-soy-marinade 2013-12-06T23:19:32+00:00 Bill Kim asian|japanese|marinades-and-rubs|fast|make-ahead|staff-favorite july-2011,bill kim,urbanbelly,citrus marinade,soy marinade,asian marinade,yuzu marinade,japanese marinade,squid marinade,seafood marinade recipes,citrus-and-soy-marinade 463207

Aggregate Rating value: 0

Review Count: 0

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5