5 ways to jazz up food with soya sauce

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5 ways to jazz up food with soya sauce

This week Hannah Lewry waxes lyrical about soya sauce – an Asian condiment that strikes the perfect balance between sweet and salty, she says. Here are her current favourite ways to use it.

Asian flavours have always been high up on my favourites list, I think it’s because I’m naturally partial to salty or sour foods. For me soya sauce ticks all the boxes when it comes to striking the right balance. Here are my top five ways to use it right now.

1.    Crowd-pleaser: I remember shooting this recipe with Phillippa and while it might look pretty simple, the whole team couldn’t get enough of it. It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser and a must-try one night this week.
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2.    Snacks: Since the rugby is in full swing, why not try these tempura carrot slivers for the next game? They’re no fuss to make and soya sauce makes the perfect dip, feel free to add some chopped chillies for an extra kick.
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3.    Must-try: I recently discovered this glaze and although it’s a predominantly pomegranate base, the sweetness from the maple syrup and the salty hint from the soya sauce make it a match made in heaven. Great for chicken wings, duck, beef or ribs! To make it combine ½ cup pomegranate juice, ¼ cup maple syrup, 2–3 T soya sauce, 2 T red wine vinegar, 2 star anise and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour over the meat for the last 10 minutes of cooking time to glaze.

4.    Super simple: Jalaun, one of my food assistants, recently shared her secret for easy sticky chicken – it’s so tasty and so easy. Simply mix sweet chilli sauce and soya sauce to marinate your chicken before grilling. YUM!
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5.    Easy weekday meal: This is a recipe I grew up with – we had it at least once a week at home. It’s delicious as a vegetarian meal (leave out the pork!) and divine with grilled salmon or hake. Super easy and super quick!
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Discover more recipes starring soya sauce here.

Hannah Lewry Article by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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