Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This sauce is much adapted from a Ming Tsai recipe. It goes well with chicken, pork, vegetables or tofu. I haven't tried it with seafood, but I imagine it would go wonderfully with shrimp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium-high heat, sauté onions, garlic, ginger and chile until caramelized.
  2. Deglaze pan with wine. Add cranberries and 1/4 cup of water, and cook until about three fourths of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Transfer to a processor while warm, so that chocolate will melt. Blend with rest of ingredients, including remaining 3 tablespoons of water, until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over meat, tofu, or vegetables.
Most Helpful

5 5

I'll have to agree with the other two reviewers, this recipe was pleasingly complex. I did not mind the sweetness here myself, though I've made Mexican mole's where I might consider a sweet taste inappropriate. Minor things - I did not have black sesame seeds so I used white (untoasted), and I couldn't find my sliced almonds (though I did find them later, grrr). I put this on top of non-silken tofu, which I grilled in a non-stick skillet until nice and brown. BF enjoyed this too. I used the leftovers on a soy-based "steak." Very good sauce, thanks Maito!

5 5

This deserves more than 5 stars. What a great medley of flavors. Very easy to make. I served it with grilled salmon, but looking forward to trying it on chicken or shrimp.

4 5

A bit more chocolate than I expected, but still quite good, and super easy to put together. I could have used a bit more heat, which I added in situ with some hot sauce. I did not find it too sweet. I served this over lightly-marinated tempeh.