Mirin is a sweet cooking wine that plays an essential role in flavoring many Japanese or Korean dishes. The sweet mild flavor and light syrupy texture makes a great addition to sauces, marinades, and stocks. The alcohol also helps eliminate fishiness or unwanted odors. The fermentation results in a sweet flavor is nuanced and complex.
Uses: Add mirin to your sauces and marinades for improved flavor. Try making an authentic teriyaki sauce to go with your meat or fish.
Mirin is ubiquitous in Japanese cuisine along with soy sauce and sake.