Chinese-style Marinade

Having bought some “chinese-style” chicken from a local supplier and been very disappointed with its flavour I looked through my recipes and came up with this marinade, which works very well with chicken or pork. You will need:-

  • 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger root
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons clear honey
  • 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder
  • pinch of sugar

All you need to do is to finely grate the ginger and garlic into a bowl, add all the rest of the ingredients and whisk them together. Add your chosen meat to the bowl and move it around to ensure it is evenly covered by the marinade mixture. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave it in the fridge for 24 hours, then cook the meat to your taste.