BBC Sauce: Best Basting and Cooking Sauce

BBC Sauce

  • Servings: 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Best Basting and Cooking Sauce

from: Hiroko’s American Kitchen
Cooking with Japanese Flavors
6 Easy Sauces; 125 Modern Recipes


  • 1 cup mirin
  • ½ cup sake
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 akatogarashi (Japanese dried red chile peppers)
    or 1½ teaspoons red pepper flakes


Combine the mirin and sake in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Add the soy sauce, sugar, and green onions. Simmer gently for 8 minutes, covered. Remove from the heat to cool. Remove the green onions. Add the peppers. Store in a glass jar with a firm lid for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.

This sauce can be used for a number of recipes—having it on hand makes for an efficient way to get a tasty meal on the table very quickly!

Hiroko's American Kitchen pantry recipe

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