sauces

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This is a easy blend to make and does not contain salt, as it is expected to be used with Soy Sauce or other sauces that may already contain salt.

Some of the ingredients in the list may not be readily available at your supermarket, they can be purchased online at Amazon, or I also listed substitutions.

This is a great base for a salad dressing, flavored soy sauce for sushi or meat dipping. You can make up a batch and easily store the dried herbs in an air tight container or in a zip lock bag with the extra air removed. Also, if you make up the dressing or seasoned dipping sauce, you can store this for a while as it does not contain any perishable items.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 TBS toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 TBS orange peel or zest
  • 3 TBS freeze-dried ginger or ginger powder
  • 3 TBS freeze-dried spring onion mix or dried onion flakes
  • 2 TBS dried bell peppers (can omit if you do not have them)
  • 1 tsp Shichimi Togerashi or ½ tsp red pepper powder
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic powder

MIX all in a bowl and toss to combine.

For a quick salad dressing:

  • 2 TBS Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 TBS Mirin
  • 2 TBS of the above Asian blend

Combine in a glass jar with a lid, and shake well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. For a thicker dressing, you can add 1/2 TBS honey. Adding sliced scallions is a good touch as well.

For a quick dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 TBS Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 TBS of the above Asian blend

Combine in a glass jar with a lid, and shake well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.  Adding sliced scallions is a good touch as well.

Have fun experimenting.
Check out this page for additional Spice Ideas and Links 

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I am a single mother who loves cooking and providing tips, techniques, to get everyone out of the takeout lane and into the kitchen.

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