Pacific Rim Marinade

Pacific Rim Marinade

Pacific Rim marinade is a type of marinade that likely originates from the Pacific Rim region, which includes countries such as Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries. This specific marinade is a blend of ingredients that are commonly used in these cuisines such as soy sauce, citrus, sherry, vinegar and spices.

The marinade is usually made by mixing together soy sauce, orange juice concentrate, sherry, rice vinegar, honey, five-spice powder, and minced garlic. These ingredients are blended together to create a flavorful and aromatic marinade that is perfect for meats, fish, and vegetables. The soy sauce provides a salty flavor and the orange juice concentrate and honey give a sweet balance, the sherry, rice vinegar gives a sourness, five-spice powder gives a unique and complex blend of warm spices and a hint of sweetness, and the garlic adds an extra dimension of flavor.


Course Herbs and Spices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ½ cup brewed tea
  • ½ cup sherry
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons five-spice powder
  • 3 each garlic cloves — minced


  • Mix ingredients together and store in refrigerated container.


Serving Ideas: Tuna, duck, shrimp, and lobster.

Pacific Rim marinade is commonly used with meat and fish dishes, such as stir-fries, grilled meats, and seafood, particularly dishes that have a Pacific Rim or Asian influence. The marinade is enjoyed by people for its well-balanced combination of flavors and its ability to infuse meats and fish with a unique and complex flavor profile. The marinade brings a sweetness, sourness and a depth of flavor due to the five-spice powder and garlic. Some people also use this marinade as a dipping sauce, giving an extra layer of flavor to their dishes.