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Sake Kasu Recipe: this sake kasu marinade is great on chicken, as well as other meats and fish to bring out big flavours while acting as a tenderizer. Sake kasu, a traditional ingredient, has been regaining recognization in recent years in modern cooking. Sake kasu is appreciated for its nutritional values by the health enthusiasts, as well as praised for its rich umami flavour by the gourmet chefs. Meet this new ingredient that has the best of both worlds - nutrition and flavour.

Sake Kasu Marinated Chicken

This sake kasu marinated chicken is super delicious and melt-in-your-mouth tender. You will fall in love with this modernized sake kasu marinade. It is great on chicken, as well as other meats and fish to bring out big flavours while acting as a tenderizer.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 377 kcal
Author Yang

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp soya sauce (Gluten-free option: use gluten-free soya sauce or Tamari instead)
  • 2 tbsp sake kasu
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 lb skinless and boneless chicken thigh

Instructions

  1. Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic.

  2. Combine sake kasu and maple syrup.  It's much easier to mix sake kasu and maple syrup into a smooth paste, before adding rest of the ingredients. Add soya sauce, finely grated ginger, minced garlic, and Sriracha, mix well.

    Sake Kasu Recipe: this sake kasu marinade is great on chicken, as well as other meats and fish to bring out big flavours while acting as a tenderizer. Sake kasu, a traditional ingredient, has been regaining recognization in recent years in modern cooking. Sake kasu is appreciated for its nutritional values by the health enthusiasts, as well as praised for its rich umami flavour by the gourmet chefs. Meet this new ingredient that has the best of both worlds - nutrition and flavour.
  3. Pour the marinade over skinless and boneless chicken thigh until the chicken thighs are well coated. You can store the chicken in a ziplock bag or a storage tub.  Let the chicken marinate for 24-48 hours in the fridge.  

  4. Grill the chicken thighs on medium to high heat, about 5-7 mins on each side, until the thickest parts are cooked through. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. This is a great prepare ahead of time dish for camping and BBQ.
  2. The sake kasu marinade is versatile, can be used on other meats such as pork and fish.
  3. The calorie calculation is based on 1 serving.