Five-Spice Marinade

August/September 2006

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Soy sauce and five-spice powder infuse your favorite cut of meat or chicken with intense flavor. For perfect balance, pair with Scallion Ginger Dipping Sauce.

Five-Spice Marinade

Makes: 8 servings, enough for 2 pounds of beef, duck, lamb or chicken

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  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 clove garlic, grated

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  1. Whisk soy sauce and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in five-spice powder and garlic. Marinate: 1 to 2 hours. Discard marinade before grilling.


Per serving: 16 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 12 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: Free Food

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