Back in 2014 I spent one month traveling through Thailand with my wife. Out of all of the amazing food that we ate, the grilled meats and seafood still linger inside my soul. Whether in Chang Mai or Bangkok the smells of char-grilled meats filled the air night and day.
I tried my best to recreate a sauce that would double as a glaze and as a marinade that would do the street food of Thailand justice. After some trial and error and digging through multiple books, I think I nailed it.
This recipe has a little Chinese influence being that you can find those influences in Chinatown and other cites in Thailand.
This recipe is great for marinating steaks and roasts. It's also an excellent marinade for vegetables if you cut in a little olive oil into the mixture. I used it to marinate the tomato and cucumbers on the burger pictured above.
This recipe is also perfect for glazing meats during cooking. I used it to glaze the burgers pictured above. It also makes for a amazing BBQ glaze by adding in a couple extra tablespoons of sorghum or honey to the sauce.
4 tablespoons sorghum
2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine or Sherry wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 garlic glove
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl. Store in the refrigerator until needed.