Oriental marinade/sauce like Yoshida sauce

Deb Crane


I have been playing with a sauce for some time to try to duplicate a sauce/marinade called Yoshida. Seems our local Sam's club has stopped carrying this sauce. This might even surpass the store bought! It makes around 3 1/2-4 cups and keeps well in the refrigerator for as long as soy sauce keeps. Great on chicken,pork,beef,tofu vegetables.... it is an all- purpose marinade that is thick and very flavorful. Great for the grill or stir fry. The whole family agrees that it is awesome. :)

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1 c
soy sauce
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 3/4 c
green onions, cut into 1 1/2 inch sections
about a half inch chunk of ginger root, diced fairly small
2 clove
3 Tbsp
hoisin sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all ingredients except for the hoisin sauce in a medium sauce pan.
Bring to a good boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
After simmering for 15 minutes, take off heat and add hoisin sauce. Stir to blend well.
Let cool to room temp. and refrigerate until ready to use as a marinade/sauce. This will keep for a very long time in the fridge.
This marinade is awesome on chicken. Just pour some over whatever chicken you are cooking and marinade for at least 1 hour, or up to over night. Grill, stir fry, bake for a wonderful flavorful entree!
Do not stop with chicken! This works for any meat and tofu as well... even vegetables are awesome with this sauce. Just add to your stir fry and mix.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Japanese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy