Desperado's-style Sweet Marinade

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup dry sherry
  • 2 tsp pure ground hot red chile, or to taste
  • 2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 3 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp minced garlic image placeholder

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat to dissolve the sugar, but do not boil. Remove the marinade from the heat and let it cool.

Set it aside until you are ready to marinate the ribs.

Makes 4