Asian BBQ Glaze


This Asian-inspired glaze is great on anything grilled that could use some sweet-and-sour influence. The cherry preserves and hoisin sauce are a magical flavor duo finished off with a bit of spice from the white pepper. It’s a simple way to punch up the flavor of your barbecue menu.

Source: John Dawson, Barbecue Competition Champion

Makes one cup.

Use on Slammin’ Salmon.


  • 3 Scallions (green tops only), washed and sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup Mirin
  • 1/8 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 10 drops Sesame oil


  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the water, to a small sauce pan.
  2. Put the pan over medium heat and bring just to a simmer.
  3. Let it simmer for five minutes, then remove from the heat.
  4. Put the sauce in a small bowl or jar and add the water.
  5. Blend with a stick blender for just a few seconds to get rid of any cherry chunks.
  6. Let cool and use as you would any glaze, and enjoy!

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