Soy Glaze

Chef Tim Cushman of Boston's O Ya brushes his terrific, versatile soy glaze on tuna burgers; it's also great on grilled chicken, pork and portobello mushrooms.


makes 1 1/2 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes


2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sake
1/2 cup mirin
1/2 cup sugar


In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with the water. In a small saucepan, whisk the soy sauce with the sake, mirin and sugar. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cornstarch mixture and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer the glaze to a heatproof jar and let cool completely.