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Teriyaki Marinade

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. 

Serves 5 

Per serving 

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).