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Can't find any mirin anywhere - what can I substitute?

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GeorginaA Tue 21-Jun-05 11:09:11

Am cooking Annabel Karmel's Salmon Teriyaki tonight only cannot find mirin sold anywhere near here. Finally exhausted my last chance at the local oriental food shop and run out of ideas. Does anyone know what you can use instead to get similar flavours in the recipe? There's already sake in there and I was under the impression that mirin is much stickier and sweeter? Help!

invisiblegirl Tue 21-Jun-05 11:10:56

/link{http://www.waitrose.com/food_drink/recipes/glossary/foodglossary/Mirin.asp\ta da!}

invisiblegirl Tue 21-Jun-05 11:11:23

ta da

suzywong Tue 21-Jun-05 11:12:13

half the quantity of balsamic vinegar, not authentic but same consistency and similar sweetness and piquancy

WigWamBam Tue 21-Jun-05 11:12:38

It says here you can use sherry, or white wine with a little sugar added.

suzywong Tue 21-Jun-05 11:13:27

welel I'm clearly talking out of my sphinter then

GeorginaA Tue 21-Jun-05 11:14:58

LOL thanks all... that's dinner saved AGAIN by the power of Mumsnet

You're all ace, but you know that, don't you?

Gillian76 Tue 21-Jun-05 11:18:15

Sorry to hijack Georgina - just reporting we have the camera. Very pleased thanks!

GeorginaA Tue 21-Jun-05 11:52:21

Fantastic! Really pleased, Gillian

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