Marinated with ginger, green onions, and soy sauce, these ginger soy marinated eggs are a slightly healthier alternative to traditional soy marinated egg recipes. The best part is this recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes! Eat it in a bowl of ramen or over some plain rice. You’ll definitely love this simple egg dish.
I personally love eggs. I think they are so versatile, and they can be cooked in so many different ways. I’ve made a ramen egg in the past, which is one of my personal favorites to date. Recently, I was inspired by another recipe of mine – my Hainanese chicken rice recipe – to create another version of soy marinated egg using a variation of the sauce from that chicken recipe. These ginger soy marinated eggs are absolutely amazing. I really love this recipe because it utilizes no sugar. Instead, it utilizes ginger, sesame oil, and green onions in addition to soy sauce, making it a little bit healthier than other soy marinated egg recipes.
Ingredients, Substitutions & Adjustments
- Eggs – I use runny soft boiled eggs for this recipe. You can use any kind of eggs for this recipe and any cook on the egg. If you like hard boiled eggs, use hard boiled eggs!
- Soy sauce – Adds color and flavor to the eggs. I personally like using low sodium Kikkoman soy sauce because it has the best flavor. Use any kind of soy sauce you like however. To make this recipe gluten free, use tamari instead.
- Sesame oil – Adds flavor to the marinade. If you can’t find or don’t have sesame oil, you can leave it out.
- Green onions (scallions) – Adds some freshness and flavor to the dish.
- Ginger – Adds flavor to the dish.
- Water – Water helps mellow out the intense flavors of the other ingredients.
How to make ginger soy marinated eggs
First you will need to soft boiled your eggs! Boil water. Add the eggs and cook for 6 minutes. Immediately submerge in cold water and let them sit for 10 minutes to cool.
Next, make your marinade. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions, ginger, and water in a small bowl or jar. Mix. Add the eggs and let them marinate for at least 2 hours. The eggs can be marinated for up to 3 days.
Tips on how to make the perfect ginger soy marinated eggs
Use a small bowl or jar to get maximum coverage
It’s really important to use the right size container, so your eggs are completely submerged without the container overflowing. I find that a small bowl or small jar should work fine. I tested these with a bowl and jar, and prefer the jar since the dimensions of the jar help the liquid fully cover the eggs. It was also a lot easier to store. I personally use these glass jars for my eggs.
Can I make this recipe gluten free?
To make this recipe gluten free, use tamari instead of soy sauce.
How do you store ginger soy marinated eggs?
These soy marinated eggs can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
How do you eat this ginger soy marinated eggs?
I personally like eating these eggs with just rice, but they will also go great in some ramen.
Did you make this dish?
If you made this dish, I would love to see!
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Ginger Soy Marinated Eggs
- Boil water.
- Add the eggs and cook for 6 minutes.
- After 6 minutes, immediately submerge eggs in cold water and let them sit for 10 minutes to cool.
- Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions, ginger, and water in a small bowl or jar. Mix.
- Add the eggs and let them marinate for at least 2 hours. The eggs can be marinated for up to 3 days.
- Soy sauce. To make this recipe gluten free, substitute with tamari.
- What do you serve these eggs with? Serve with a bowl of rice or in a bowl of ramen.
- Alternative method. An alternative way to make this recipe is to add the marinade to the jar first. Mix everything together and then add the eggs. This reduces the number of bowls you need to clean by 1.