Grilled Ginger Miso Chicken
2 tablespoons light soy sauce (usukuchi shoyu)
2 tablespoons sake
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons light miso
2 sliced green onions
1 teaspoon minced ginger root
1 garlic clove minced
8 boned chicken thighs skin intact
1 tablespoon five-spice powder (optional)
Blend soy sauce, sake, mirin, miso, green onions, ginger root and garlic in a rectangular baking dish. Coat chicken with mixture. Marinate 1 hour or refrigerate overnight, turning several times.
Preheat a hibachi, portable tabletop grill or charcoal grill. Shake marinade off chicken; pat dry. Place skin-down on hot grill. Grill 4 to 5 minutes. Turn chicken; grill second side 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and done inside. When chicken is done, sprinkle with sesame seeds and spice mixture.
This recipe yields 4 servings.
Comments: Miso marinade adds a rich flavor to this country-style grilled chicken. Thigh meat stays moist and tender, but boned chicken breasts are delicious, too. The chicken can be sauteed in a skillet.