|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 30g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The soy honey glaze is a perfect introduction to cooking Korean or Asian foods at home. It's a quick and easy sauce recipe that doesn't require any special ingredients and is ready in minutes. Surprisingly versatile, this sweet soy sauce-based glaze works on everything from chicken to veggies. It will spark your interest in the cuisine, and, from here, you can try full-on Korean dishes, especially staples such as bulgogi, bibimbap, and short ribs.
For this recipe, you'll need just four common kitchen ingredients: soy sauce, sugar, honey, and extra-virgin olive oil. They're whisked into a sweet glaze that gets a nice salty, umami flavor from the soy sauce. Use light soy sauce in this recipe; it's the easiest to find at any grocery store and the honey will thicken the glaze nicely as the food cooks. Dark soy sauce will make the glaze too sweet. If you prefer, use a low-sodium soy sauce or switch to tamari for gluten-free dishes.
Extra-virgin olive oil works best for most applications. However, it does have a low smoke point. Switch to pure or light olive oil if you plan to cook over high heat (anything over 375 degrees Fahrenheit) to avoid burnt-tasting food and a smoky kitchen.
Once your glaze is ready, use it as a marinade or baste it on the protein or veggies of your choice. It's particularly well-suited to chicken and is the base for this Korean sweet soy and honey chicken, where it's accented with fresh garlic. Try it on chicken wings, pork, ribs, fish, seafood, tofu, or veggies. The glaze can work for pan-fried, baked, or grilled dishes and is an excellent way to boost the flavor of kebab skewers.
If you're making the glaze to serve a large number of people, increase the recipe as needed. Separate a portion for marinating so you don't contaminate the rest of the glaze and use some for basting as the food cooks. Refrigerate any leftover glaze; it keeps for two weeks.
Gather the ingredients.
In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients until the honey and sugar are completely dissolved.
Once you've used the glaze for a particular dish, with fish, chicken or vegetables, store the remainder in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.