Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hoisin-Sesame Glaze

Want a quick glaze for chicken with bold flavor but not a lot of work? Then this is a recipe for you. Whether you are using bone in or boneless chicken or you like white or dark meat, this recipe will have your taste buds happy!

2/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 T vegetable oil
1 T toasted sesame oil
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled & sliced thin
2 medium garlic cloves, chopped coarse
6 scallions, chopped coarse
1/2 t ground white pepper

Process all ingredients in food processor until thoroughly combined, 20-30 seconds, scraping down sides of work bowl as needed. Reserve half of glaze for serving and use other half to brush on chicken while grilling.
See How to Glaze Grilled Chicken for the step-by-step grilling instructions.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups or enough to glaze 4 1/2 pounds of chicken.
Cook's Illustrated, Sept-Oct 2008

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