Thai-Style Beer Marinade

Thai-Style Beer Marinade

We have enjoyed this marinade recipe many times. The combination of
the honey, beer, and spices makes it a local favorite. Best of all, it
is easy to prepare and cooks in a flash.


  • 1/3 cup peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pilsner (or you can use a darker beer for more a malty flavor)
  • 2 tbs. sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. Thai chilies (dried) (or use crushed red pepper flakes — or more if you dare!)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 11/2 tsp. dark toasted sesame oil
  • 12 pre-soaked bamboo (or metal skewers)
  • 11/2 lbs. favorite meat (elk in the Rockies)


  1. Cut meat into thin strips (easier if meat is partially frozen).
  2. Soak meat in marinade (we like using a 1-gallon zip-close bag and marinating overnight).
  3. Skewer the strips.
  4. Grill over high heat. Baste and turn after 1-2 minutes (metal skewers will reduce cooking time)
  5. Serve with Thai salad or noodles.

Issue: May-June 2004

SECOND PLACE, BYO first annual Beer & BBQ Recipe Contest

Tony Simmons
Pagosa Springs, Colorado