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Finadene is the traditional sauce served with Chamorrobarbecued chicken and pork in Guam. It also goes well with grilled lobster, prawns, and fish.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Pacific Islands
Keyword: Finadene
Servings: 4
Calories: 26kcal
Author: Steven Raichlen


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 scallion white and green parts, trimmed and very thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 to 3 Thai or other small Asian fresh chiles thinly sliced crosswise, or 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, onion, scallion, and chiles in an attractive serving bowl and stir to mix with a fork. The sauce tastes best served within a few hours of making.


Reprinted with permission from Barbecue Sauces Rubs and Marinades by Steven Raichlen, Workman Publishing, 2017.