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Friday, 12 July 2013

Quick and Easy Chinese-Style BBQ Sauce

I feel as though I haven't blogged in an absolute age, although it's really only been 10 days or so. I have been merrily cooking and baking away, and have a stack of recipes and pictures to share with you all, but for some reason I have been struggling to put fingers to keyboard. Perhaps it's this gorgeous weather distracting me and drawing me out into the garden, or perhaps, as is more likely, life is just getting in the way. 

If you are suffering from a similar heat/life induced lethargy, this recipe is perfect, as it takes neither time nor effort to make. I think it's perfect for those impromptu BBQ's, or just getting in from a busy day at work, the sauce is simply whacking all the ingredients in a bowl and whisking for a minute, and then you can cook straight away, or marinade meat in it for a couple of hours before slapping it on the barbie...


4 tablespoons Teriyaki Sauce (I used the Kikkoman blend)
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
1 tablespoon Tomato Purée


Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. Marinade your chosen meat in the mixture and refrigerate until needed.

I used this mixture and marinated a couple of pork steaks for two hours when I got home from work last night, then transferred the lot to a griddle pan, cooked the pork steaks on both sides for five minutes, then added 100ml water and left to reduce down to make a sticky sauce to serve with the pork and some whole wheat rice.

The marinade would work equally well with chicken, duck or even as a sauce for a vegetable stir-fry!

Because this recipe contains Maple Syrup, I am linking it up to the Feel Good Food challenge this month. Feel Good Food is all about creating recipes that contain ingredients with especially high nutritional contents or health benefits.


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