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Old 12-12-2020, 03:28 PM   #1
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Making a sauce/marinade in advance?

I have a sauce/glaze that we have constantly. But I'm wondering if I could make up atleast a small bottle of it, that would be used within a month.

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Honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, water & garlic.

It's quick enough to make, but to make things even easier if me and the family could just pour it out, when needed.

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Old 12-12-2020, 03:36 PM   #2
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It sounds like it should work. Why not make up a small amount and store it in a bottle and see how it works out?
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I do that with a stir fry sauce and have done so with a few other sauces, over the years. I don't make huge quantities so, the fear of them going south is minimized. Its pleasing to have a sauce handy.

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It depends on the proportions of salt and acid to water. Can you post the complete recipe?
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Without preservatives, I wouldn't expect anything to last a month (unless you plan to freeze it). Specifically, garlic and lemon juice will not last that long without degradation even even if refrigerated.
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Honey, soy sauce (salt) and lemon juice are all preservatives used in pickling. Whether it's safe to store for more than a few days depends on the proportions. It would also be a good idea to boil it for a few minutes before cooling and storing.
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I would use garlic powder for something like that. While I generally prefer fresh garlic, if it is fresh and raw, it gets a bit strong and somewhat harsh over time. Also, if there isn't enough acid, I believe there is a risk of botulism from raw garlic. I like GG's suggestion of boiling it before refrigeration.
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As with other preparations involving fresh garlic, such as garlic oil, you are advised to refrigerate and dispose after 10 days to two weeks.
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As with other preparations involving fresh garlic, such as garlic oil, you are advised to refrigerate and dispose after 10 days to two weeks.
Garlic oil and a preparation like this are very different. If the mixture is acidic enough, it will basically be a refrigerator pickle. It reminds me of this recipe, which I have made many times.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...ns-recipe.html
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I would use garlic powder for something like that. While I generally prefer fresh garlic, if it is fresh and raw, it gets a bit strong and somewhat harsh over time. Also, if there isn't enough acid, I believe there is a risk of botulism from raw garlic. I like GG's suggestion of boiling it before refrigeration.
That's why I keep asking for the proportions - so we can compare it to a known pickling recipe and determine whether it's acidic enough.
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That's why I keep asking for the proportions - so we can compare it to a known pickling recipe and determine whether it's acidic enough.
Sorry been having pc issues

4 cloves of garlic
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons of soy sauce - recipe doesn't specify, but I've been using dark
1 tablespoons of lemon juice
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I would use garlic powder for something like that. While I generally prefer fresh garlic, if it is fresh and raw, it gets a bit strong and somewhat harsh over time. Also, if there isn't enough acid, I believe there is a risk of botulism from raw garlic. I like GG's suggestion of boiling it before refrigeration.
Thank you, I'll try it with garlic powder
I've just posted with the recipe.
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It looks like the kind of thing that could be whipped up ala minute. It’s similar to a salad dressing I just make up in a shaker every time I need it.

TrueLemon is dried real lemon juice which would make it even asier
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