Cantonese Marinade


2 tablespoons soy sauce
6 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
4 scallions, chopped
1 teaspoon hot chili paste (or substitute 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes)
2 tablespoons rice wine or rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil


Mix all ingredients. Use as a marinade for spareribs, pork chops, or other meat of your choice. Marinate for at least 1 hour, refrigerated, then grill (or broil) as usual, basting with more marinade, if desired. The recipe can be doubled or multiplied, but cut down on the chili paste or red pepper flakes.


Makes about 1/2 cup.


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