Vietnamese Caramelized Chicken Marinade

Recipe by melting pot
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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the sugar in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until brown. It will smoke slightly.
  • Immediately remove the pan from the heat and stir the fish sauce into the caramel, being careful to guard against splattering (the mixture will bubble vigorously).
  • Return the mixture to low heat and gently boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the shallots and ground pepper to taste; stir to combine.
  • Cover chicken with marinade for at least 1/2 hr, preferably more.
  • Grill or barbecue or stir-fry for about 3 minutes.
  • NOTE: Cool this sauce thoroughly before using. If cold food is added to a caramel sauce that is hot, the sugar will harden instantly and you'll end up with a dish full of candy chips.
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