Genghis Khan Barbeque Marinade

Genghis Khan, as well as being a barbaric historical figure, is also the name of a delicious lamb dish, supposedly based on Mongolian barbeque – head up to the north island, Hokkaido, to enjoy it at its best or, more realistically, recreate it as kebabs on your own barbeque.


For 500g meat

  • 100ml soy sauce
  • 2tbsp sesame oil
  • 50ml sake (or dry sherry)
  • 1tsp grated ginger/ginger paste
  • 1tsp grated garlic/garlic paste
  • a few slices of lemon


  1. Mix all the ingredients together well and pour over the meat or vegetables.
  2. Leave for at least 15 minutes to marinade.
  3. Cook the meat or vegetables on the barbeque or under the grill, basting if required.