Monday, September 15, 2008

Auditory amusements

G-Chat conversation this afternoon:

Lori: have you ever made teriyaki sauce?
me: made? no. I buy it though... why?
Lori: I want to make it, and found billions of recipes online and they're all different, and I don't know what the best one is. and you're my domestic goddess, so i thought I'd ask :)

6 comments:

lorish321 said...

you ARE my domestic goddess! and i will forever ask you for help - showers, dinner parties, dinners, snacks, hanukkah presents. i love it.

ashley said...

If I may interject (I'm a culinary student) a very basic recipe:

1 cup soy sauce
1 cup mirin
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbl ginger, minced

It's great for a marinade and then you can boil and reduce it as a sauce. Just make sure if you are using it as a marinade first that you actually BOIL it to reduce cross contamination of some pretty nasty chicken disease!

Hannah said...

What in heaven's name is mirin?

lorish321 said...

yes - what is mirin? and i was going to use it for tofu, so the hypochondriac in me can disregard your warning, correct? (though i do wholeheartedly appreciate the warning, nonetheless.)

ashley said...

Mirin is really close to rice wine vinegar. In fact if you can't get ahold of mirin you could probably substitue it. Although it's a beautiful thing so I'd encourage to look for. You can disregard the warning, tofu is a deliciously blood free protein!

Hannah said...

I have rice wine vinegar! I inherited it when Jules moved. Was wondering what the hell it was used for...