What is mirin?
Mirin is a sweetened rice wine used in Japanese cooking. It’s similar to sake but is sweeter and has a lower ABV. It is great for marinades, salad dressings and stir-fries, as well as broths, glazes and sauces. Mirin is a key ingredient in teriyaki sauce.
Where to buy mirin
This BBQ steak recipe is a real crowd pleaser. We have created a togarashi spice mix to give the steak Japanese flavours of sesame, nori seaweed and zesty dried mandarin, and basted the steak in miso and rice wine vinegar.
Add some extra flavour to your dishes with umami, a deep savoury taste sensation that can be used as a salad dressing or to perk up a side dish of roasted vegetables.
Check out this flavoursome veggie mushroom side dish from Scott Hallsworth’s Asian junk-food restaurant, Freak Scene.