Happy Friday! Shoyu is another name for Japanese soy sauce, made from fermented soy beans, barley, and salt. It was brought to Japan around the sixth century by Buddist monks.
George’s Shoyu Chicken
Makes 4 - 6 servings
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One 3-pound chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces, or four 8-ounce *chicken breasts
Makes 1 1/4 cups
1/2 cup Japanese soy sauce
1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2 green onions (scallions), chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 teaspoon hot sauce
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
2 Tablespoons sherry
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
Pour the Shoyu marinade over the chicken and marinate overnight or for at least 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.
To make the basting sauce combine the sherry, honey, cilantro, lemon juice, allspice, and nutmeg in a small bowl and mix well.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the grill, turning every 8-10 minutes until fully cooked 35 to 40 minutes. After about 30 minutes of cooking, brush the chicken with the basting sauce. Serve hot, room temperature or chilled. * if cooking chicken breasts, reduce time to 4-6 minutes per side.