By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Memorize this easy marinade. It's good on chicken, tofu, tempeh, pork and beef, and makes a great dip for kebabs.

Number of servings

Serves 6


  1. 6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  2. 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
  5. 4 cloves minced garlic
  6. 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  7. 12 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined


In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the shrimp; mix well. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.

Coat a nonstick medium saute pan with cooking spray; heat to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shrimp and saute for about 1 minute. Add half of the marinade mixture to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds. Discard any leftover marinade.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 2 ounces

  • Calories 108
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 71 mg
  • Sodium 970 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Total sugars 4 g
  • Protein 9 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

June 07, 2016