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This is a delicious marinade that goes well with tofu. If you use tofu, marinate for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (optional)
3 scallions, finely chopped
1/8 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
½ cup hot water (try mirin or white wine)
1 ½ Tbs. sesame oil
2 Tbs. maple syrup or brown sugar
Place the ginger, garlic, pepper (if using), and scallions in a bowl and whisk in the soy sauce, water (or mirin or wine), and maple syrup or brown sugar. Marinate tofu or seafood for 2 hours and poultry for 4 hours, turning once or twice. Makes enough marinade for 1 ½ pounds of food.
Calories: 67, Sodium: 244 mg, Fat: 4 grams, Sat. fat: 0.5g.
Adapted from High-Flavor Low-Fat Cooking by Steven Raichlen (Camden House Publishing, 1992).