Thursday, July 19, 2012

Very Teriyaki: quick yummy sauce, inexpensive, too!

All those sauces in the endless condiment aisles?
As Cee Lo says, (almost) Forget them!
Buying these ingredients means you have the makings for quick teriyaki (or to-die-for BBQ sauce) anytime.
And if you buy the largest bottle/bag of any of these whenever you can, you are saving BIG BUCKS.
She's a cook.
He's an Italian
with a craving for delicious things.
What to buy?
For teriyaki:
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil
Brown Sugar (I buy raw organic)
Ginger, ground
Cayenne, ground or
Chinese Red Pepper/Hot Sauce
Chinese mustard, prepared

For BBQ sauce:
Bottled BBQ sauce (any kind will do because you will doctor it up)
Worcestershire sauce
Soy Sauce
Brown Sugar
Yellow mustard or brown

The recipes?
For every cup of Soy Sauce, add
1T. Sesame Oil
1/4 c. of Honey
1/4 c. Brown Sugar
1 t. each of ginger, cayenne or red pepper sauce, and Chinese mustard

BBQ Sauce:
For every cup of bottled sauce, add
1 T. Worcestershire and Soy Sauce
1/4 c. of Honey and 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 t. cayenne, tumeric
2 T. yellow mustard

Add a small can of crushed pineapple now and then for a Hawaiian flavor change!
Add garlic? You bet! To your taste. Mince and it will cook with the chicken.
Add salt? I don't because there is so much in the soy, but have at it if you like yours briny.

For chicken wings: marinate wings for 1 hour in sauce. Set over at 400 degrees and every 12 minutes remove them and baste.  Total of 35-45 minutes, depending on how big your chicken pieces are. Let cool in the sauce. It gets gooey and delicious, clinging to the chicken.

For baby back ribs, too?
Sure. But cook at 375 degrees, longer and slower!
Finger licking great stuff!

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