In a large skillet, cook tuna in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center; remove and keep warm. But the bottled stuff, which is what you will find in Japanese markets, is to real ponzu as a supermarket brand is to real vinaigrette: a pale shadow. It is a dipping sauce for Mizutaki, or you can simply pour over a tofu dish such as Hiyayakko or grilled meat such as Hamburger Steak. Ponzu (ポン酢) is a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine. What are your favorite ways?Ponzu is made from simmering rice wine, rice vinegar, soy sauce, bonito flakes, … Ponzu Sauce The famous tangy and umami-rich Japanese dipping sauce! You’d be surprised to know that all of these sauces that range from brown-black in color are all based on the age-old soy sauce, which varies only slightly in terms of flavor, taste, color, and texture. Use it as a marinade, for dipping, for sprinkling over your food, as a vinaigrette for salads and veggies, and as a stir-fry sauce! Preparation. It is tart, with a thin, watery consistency and a dark brown colour. PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Directions. Ponzu sauce can also be used as a good alternative to sushi sauces due to its typical sweet taste and it also has a reddish-black color too! Too much of one ingredient can throw off the taste. Our homemade ponzu sauce is a blend of reduced-sodium soy sauce, orange juice, lemon juice and lemon zest, mirin (a sweet rice wine with a vinegary tang), shichimi (a Japanese 7-spice blend), katsuobushi (dried skipjack tuna) or bonito flakes, and kombu (an edible dried sea kelp). This is our newest condiment-crush and we have plenty of ideas for how to use it. Ponzu, a Japanese sauce usually consisting of soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar and a little sugar, can be a bit tricky to make. Citrus juice gives a more refreshing taste than vinegar by itself. Ponzu shōyu or ponzu jōyu (ポン酢醤油) is ponzu sauce with soy sauce (shōyu) added, and the mixed product is widely referred to as simply ponzu.. If you've looked for a soy sauce alternative that offers a different twist, you may have already have discovered ponzu sauce, often described as a citrus variation on soy. Combine the five-spice powder, salt and cayenne; sprinkle over tuna steaks. An all-purpose sauce from Japan, ponzu is the rough equivalent of vinaigrette. The tangy flavor of Ponzu Sauce is from rice vinegar and citrus juice. Tangy, citrusy ponzu sauce can add just such a dash. Use it as a marinade, for dipping, for sprinkling over your food, as a vinaigrette for salads and veggies, and as a stir-fry sauce! Ponzu Sauce is a very versatile sauce and can be used in many dishes. Recipe of the Day: Ponzu Sauce. Stir sugar and 1 Tbsp. 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