GARLIC AND SOY PAN-SEARED CHICKEN
The marinade I used on these chicken cutlets have only four ingredients, yet it is the most savory, tasty and thriving with garlicky goodness.
The recipe for this marinade is used to season the meats, seafood and vegetables for meats cooked on (Japanese) Teppan (teppanyaki).
Although I used this on chicken today, this marinade/basting mixture is divinely perfect for Tuna steaks, squid or octopus, rib eye steak or even meaty vegetables (mushrooms and eggplant) that are either pan-seared or grilled.
This is minimum effort for maximum deliciousness! :)
1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
1/3 cup dark soy sauce (preferably Kikkoman brand)
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
In a small food processor or blender, blitz all the garlic cloves with the soy sauce until homogenous.
In a small sauce pan, melt butter and add the soy-garlic mixture and cracked black pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.
Once simmered, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Brush this marinade onto meats like tuna steaks/loin, steak cuts of beef, chicken breast fillets, seafood like shrimps/squid/octopus, and vegetables like meaty mushrooms such as portobello, fresh shiitake or oyster mushrooms, eggplants, or meat substitutes like firm tofu or vegemeat (textured protein) 10 minutes (to marinate) before pan-searing or grilling.
Makes 1 cup