This basting sauce is excellent brushed on grilled chicken or pork. This recipe makes 1 cup, but it's nice to double the recipe so you have extra to pass around for added flavor. This recipe is high in sugar, so just brush on the last few minutes of cooking so that the meat won't burn

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, ginger, cornstarch and garlic together in a saucepan over medium-high heat until mixture boils and thickens slightly.

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Nutrition Facts

87.4 calories; 0.4 g protein; 22.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 309.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2010
Love, exactly as written! One quick note: I notice a lot of ppl subbing fresh ginger for jarred or powdered in recipes - Buy a "hand" of ginger, wrap it in plastic wrap then put in a freezer bag, and use as needed. It's super easy to grate this way - just peel a small amount, grate away, then back in the freezer. Hope that helps someone. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2011
I found the vinegar scent way too strong for me. I had high hopes but didn't enjoy the final product until I sprinkled Caribbean Jerk powder on my chicken breasts as well. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2010
Love, exactly as written! One quick note: I notice a lot of ppl subbing fresh ginger for jarred or powdered in recipes - Buy a "hand" of ginger, wrap it in plastic wrap then put in a freezer bag, and use as needed. It's super easy to grate this way - just peel a small amount, grate away, then back in the freezer. Hope that helps someone. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2010
Love, exactly as written! One quick note: I notice a lot of ppl subbing fresh ginger for jarred or powdered in recipes - Buy a "hand" of ginger, wrap it in plastic wrap then put in a freezer bag, and use as needed. It's super easy to grate this way - just peel a small amount, grate away, then back in the freezer. Hope that helps someone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
Finger licking deliciousness! This sauce was a HIT at our BBQ.. I doubled it and used half to baste and half to dip. SOOO GOOD! I addedd sesame oil, mirin,1 cap full of liquid smoke, and a tiny bit of siracha chili sauce... My hub "told" me to have this sauce in the fridge at all times.. People couldn't belive I made it from scratch! this is a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2011
This was very good but very similar to 'Japanese chicken wings' from this site. Sorry but I prefer the Japanese chicken wings recipe to this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
We enjoyed this on grilled smoked pork chops. Looking forward to trying it with grilled chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2006
I substituted cider vinegar for rice vinegar and white sugar for brown and it still turned out to be the perfect sauce for barbecue chicken sandwiches. I mixed it all together cooked the (sliced) chicken a bit and threw it all together for 20 minutes and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
Just perfect! I left a bag of groceries at the store and I left my hoisin sauce. I found this recipe and it was better than anything I have tried. I didn't have rice vinegar so I used white wine vinegar. It turned out awesome but I'll try the rice vinegar next time. Thanks for sharing :-) Oh and I cut the sugar down to 1/2C! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2005
This recipe was amazing. We love barbeque sauce with our salmon and this was a great alternative. Reminded my husband of sweet and sour sauce. Make sure you give it enough time to cook. I thought I'd be smart and cook the sauce while I cooked the salmon but it needs to boil for a while to get to the perfect consistancy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
I don't normally like sweet sauces but I absolutely loved this! I used jarred ginger and garlic but fresh would probably be even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
My husband said this was the best BBQ Chicken he had ever made on the grill. I made the basting sauce as directed except for reducing the sugar to 1/2 cup. Perfect! Kids loved it too. Would be good on pork or salmon. Thanks for a great new recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/07/2011
I found the vinegar scent way too strong for me. I had high hopes but didn't enjoy the final product until I sprinkled Caribbean Jerk powder on my chicken breasts as well. Read More
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