I’ve been working part time in a fast food Chicken Wing joint for about a year now and of all the sauce combinations that we have the one that people to gravitate to the most is Honey Garlic. Honey Garlic on its own, Honey Garlic and Maple, Honey Garlic and Jamaican Jerk and so on and so on.
Now I’m not a big fan of commercial honey garlic sauces because I find them just a little bit to sweet and they have a ton of sugar in them. So with that in mind I decided to see if I could make my own Honey Garlic sauce, mainly because my darling wife Christine likes honey garlic and I’m always up for a challenge.
What I found in my search is that most if not all Honey Garlic sauces have three things in common—- Honey, Garlic and Soy Sauce. Being the “push the envelope” kind of guy that I am I couldn’t help but think “how do I make this my own?” and the answer was so simple…. add Ginger!!
Well “surprise surprise” as Gomer Pyle was once heard to say it turned out really quite good—- even for a guy who is not fond of Honey Garlic.
So without further ado here’s how we do this one.
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 5 Garlic cloves— minced
- 1/4 cup Soy sauce
- 1 cup Honey
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons pepper
- 2 Teaspoons Ginger powder
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- Corn starch (optional)– 2 Teaspoons to 1/2 cup water
Putting it all together:
- Heat oil in a medium sauce pan
- Saute garlic for approximately 2 minutes
- Add the remaining ingredients and whisk well
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes stirring periodically so it won’t burn
- Remove from heat and let cool
- If you wish to have a thicker sauce add Corn starch
So there you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond”
Until next time……..