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Happo DareJapenase Multi-Purpose Sauce
(Happo Dare)

This very versatile Japanese multi-pourpose sauce is a recipe from Harumi Kurihara. She is one of my favorite Japanese cookbook author. Happo Dare literary means "eight-directions sauce". You make a large batch and save it in the fridge and use it for a marinade for chicken, over a fried fish or blanched vegetables, for a braised pork or a sauce for any kind of stir-fry.

Yield: about 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups soy sauce (Japanese kind like Kikkoman)
  • 1 cup sake
  • 1 cup mirin
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix all together in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Turn off the heat and cool. Put them in a clean jar and keep it in the refrigerator. It last several months.

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