You can experiment with different vinegars with this dressing, to achieve different tastes. I use 2 garlic cloves, but 1 also works nicely. Sometimes I toss some fresh parsley into the food processor as well.
Quite a while back, I was visiting my friend Katy, and started flipping through pages of her Kenmore microwave book. At that time I was "playing" with all kinds of Chinese recipes, so I copied this recipe for hoisin sauce. I've had a request to post it here on Zaar.
The best way to use this sauce is to chill the finished sauce and when it has solidified, spread it like butter over your meat. Or, rollit into balls, as you would roll butter balls, and place a ball on each piece of cooked hot meat. It melts and flows over the meat to flavor and season it.
When I lived in Kansas City, Mo I worked in a Barbecue restaurant and this rub looked about like what we used there. That rub was out of this world. Update 4/21/05: Denise! asked what restaurant it was I worked at. I believe it was called Mr. G's and it was in Independence.
This is fresh and crunchy. Almost all the ingredients come straight from the garden. A great use for those surplus cucumbers and tomatoes-you can only make so many pickles, right?! Cook time is chill time.