Sauces
Tempura Dipping Sauce

Tempura Dipping Sauce

One of the pleasures of Tempura Dipping Sauce is that it is served warm, so be sure to reheat it just before serving. Traditionally, mounds of freshly grated ginger root and freshly grated daikon radish are served alongside this sauce. Prep Time: 10 minutesMakes about...

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Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce

Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce

Store-bought ponzu often contains bonito flakes to enhance the flavor. This vegetarian version relies on a variety of citrus juices to keep the sauce flavor balanced. If you have access to the juice of the yuzu fruit, a uniquely flavored Japanese citrus, use it in...

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Black Bean Sauce

Black Bean Sauce

Black bean sauce isn’t traditionally used for sushi, but I find that its robust flavor pairs well with mild vegetables. Fermented black soybeans add a depth of umami, a savory basic flavor, to this sauce that cannot be otherwise achieved with substituted ingredients....

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Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce

Bottled versions of this sauce can be found on most grocers’ shelves. With just a few ingredients you most likely have on hand, you can create a tastier homemade version. Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesMakes about 1½ cups (375 ml)1 cup (250 ml) orange juice½...

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Miso Dressing

Miso Dressing

To keep this dressing light in flavor, use a neutral-flavored oil such as avocado, canola or grapeseed oil. For a nuttier flavor, use dark sesame oil or walnut oil. Prep Time: 15 minutes Makes about ½ cup (125 ml)½ cup (125 ml) white miso paste4 tablespoons Sushi Rice...

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Amazu Sauce

Amazu Sauce

Heating the vinegar changes the flavor profile and offers a less pungent bite to accompany the sweetness of this sauce.Prep time: 10 minutesCook Time: about 5 minutesMakes about 2 cups (500 ml)1 cup (250 ml) rice vinegar1 cup (250 ml) Vegetarian Dashi (page 27)3...

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Clean Marinara Sauce

Clean Marinara Sauce

PREP TIME: 10 minutes | COOK TIME: 25 minutes | YIELD: 3 cups This comforting sauce is easy, versatile and delicious! 1 Tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil ½ large yellow onion, diced Pinch red pepper flakes 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp (15 ml) tomato paste 1 x...

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Zesty Cranberry-Berry Sauce

Zesty Cranberry-Berry Sauce

PREP: 10 minutes | COOK: 6 minutes | YIELD: 8 x ¼-cup servings No holiday table is complete without this key condiment. If you have any left over (and that's a big if), try mixing it with yogurt and granola for a delicious breakfast treat. 10 oz (280 g) fresh or...

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Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca Sauce

PREP: 15 minutes | COOK: 35 minutes | YIELD: 10 x ¾-cup servings The direct translation of puttanesca isn't pleasant so I will spare you the details, but the taste of this sauce certainly is something to enjoy. Puttanesca sauce is a little spicy, a little salty and a...

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