Asian Marinade for Fish or Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found this recipe on the internet. It was originally for tuna steaks, but I've found that it is just as delicious for catfish and other white fish fillets, and for shrimp. Original recipe is for 1 pound of fish, but I think this makes enough to marinate a bit more than that. Preparation time includes 20 minutes marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, plus
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil, plus
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 14 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger or 1 14 teaspoons dried ginger
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 lb fish or 1 lb shrimp (your choice)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shallow bowl or resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add fish or shrimp and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  3. Broil or grill fish till fish flakes easily with a fork (time required will depend on which fish you use), or shrimp is cooked through.
  4. Serve.


Most Helpful

This was really good! I used it on shrimp for shrimp tacos, Mmmmm.

ALMjoy7 June 30, 2009

This was so tasty on tilapia! To make this 5 star, I added grated garlic-2 cloves, white pepper and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. I marinated my fish for a couple hours in the fridge. I served it with jasmine rice, King Hawaiian rolls and skewers of grilled baby carrots-yum! I will use again, I think orange juice is one of my favorite marinade ingredients for fish! Thanks!

bad kitty 1116 June 29, 2009

I am on the fence with this one. I marinated prawns, but unfortunately, I pulled out the wrong bag and they were 51-60 count. Maybe if they were a bigger prawn they might have bbq'ed up better! Everyone liked them...but I was expecting something a bit more from this sauce. Maybe if it had some garlic in the marinade there would be a more of a pow to it!!! Sorry I am "odd man out"!

Abby Girl May 31, 2009

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