Japanese Condiment: Ponzu Sauce. Enjoy making this all-purpose Japanese citrus sauce at home!
A classic Japanese condiment, ponzu is a citrus based sauce with tart-tangy flavor similar to a vinaigrette. It contains a mix of ponzu (citrus juice of sudachi, yuzu, and kabosu and vinegar), soy sauce, sugar or mirin, and dashi.
Because of its versatility & refreshing flavor, you can use the sauce in many different ways. Enjoy ponzu as a dipping sauce for shabu-shabu or seafood, as a marinade for grilled meats and vegetables or dressing for salads or cold noodles.
You can purchase a bottle of Ponzu at Japanese or Asian grocery stores.
To make a quick version of ponzu at home, you just need to combine soy sauce and fresh lemon juice. It might not taste the same but similar enough. Or you can make this delicious homemade ponzu recipe that has a great depth of flavor. Simply combine soy sauce, dashi, lemon juice, rice vinegar, mirin, and then whisk everything together. This homemade ponzu can be stored in refrigerator for up to a month.
Here are some delicious recipes to enjoy with homemade Ponzu sauce:
- Tofu Salad with Sesame Ponzu Dressing
- Tuna Tataki
- Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce
- Pork Spring Rolls with Ponzu
- Shabu Shabu
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Gather all the ingredients.
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk all together.
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