It’s spring, we’re thinking about barbecuing. And what will be the first thing cooked on that clean barbecue? Something marinated in my Vietnamese marinade which is actually Ray McVinnie’s - I have been making a version of it after he served a Vietnamese barbecue many years ago.
Mix all ingredients together and pour over your choice of chicken pieces, beef steaks, fish fillets or seafood and leave to marinate for a few hours before cooking on the barbecue.
*Sambal oelek is a ground chilli paste. Look for it at Asian grocers and some supermarkets
**Ginger juice is made by grating ginger and squeezing out the juice into a bowl