Cookbook author and native Hawaiian Kaui Philpotts gave us this family recipe. Her father, known as Tutu-Man, considered fresh ginger an essential ingredient in the kitchen. This sauce can also be used as a marinade for pork chops, short ribs, or thinly sliced flank steak, so make more then you need—it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
- 1 tbsp. bourbon
- 1 (3 1/2-lb.) chicken