I love the balance of flavours in this marinade, it just has the right amount of sweet, heat, sour and salt …. and caramelizes perfectly on the grill. I find it works really well on pork chops or chicken thighs but I’m sure it would be great on just about anything.
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
1 tbsp chile garlic paste
2 tsp sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
zest & juice of 1 orange
juice of 1/2 lime
Make enough marinade for 8 pork chops or 12 chicken thighs.
Garnish: lime, roughly chopped cilantro and green onions.
Place all marinade ingredients in food processor and give it a good whiz. Pour half of it in a ziplock bag with meat and reserve the rest. Give the meat a massage and allow to marinade for 30 minutes at the least and up to 8 hours.
Put reserved marinade in a small sauce pan and cook over moderate heat until reduced and thickened.
Heat grill, and grill meat, brushing with the reduced marinade.