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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Ginger Soy Sauce


2 cups orange juice

1/2 cup rice wine vinegar

1/2 cup white wine

1 Tbl garlic, minced

1 Tbl shallot, minced

1 orange, cut into slices

2 Tbl fresh ginger, chopped (it is not necessary to peel)

1 jalapeno,  seeds removed and rough chopped

1/4 cup whipping cream

1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes and then chilled

2 Tbl soy sauce


In a medium saucepan, place orange juice, vinegar, wine, garlic, shallot, orange, ginger, and jalepeno over medium heat and reduce to a thick syrup. Be careful; mixture burns easily.

Lower heat and add cream. Bring mixture back to a simmer. Start adding butter, stirring constantly. Add more butter as it dissolves until all butter is incorporated. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and finish with soy sauce.

Yield: 2 cups

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