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Ponzu is a Japanese dipping sauce made from fresh citrus juice and soy sauce. Better known for serving alongside tempura and spring roll dishes, it can, however, be used as a salad dressing and easily combined with other flavours.
Take the basic recipe and try adding finely chopped ginger, spring onions, horseradish or toasted sesame seeds.|
Soy based dressings work very well with seafood and noodle salads and will liven up a bowl of crisp salad leaves. When making Ponzu, substituting rice vinegar for another is not an option; Japanese vinegar is made from fermented rice and is much milder with very little acidity. Use a light soy sauce such as Kikkoman’s and always keep the dressing as fresh as possible.
Mix together and refrigerate.For alternative combinations, add one or two drops of sesame oil, a piece of cinnamon, a star anise or a couple of cloves. Try a little pickled ginger (available in Asian supermarkets), some chopped mint or coriander.
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