Homemade Ponzu Sauce Recipe
This homemade Ponzu Sauce recipe takes roughly 15 minutes from start to finish. This Ponzu Sauce recipe makes about a pint so you can seal it up in a mason jar and store it in the refrigerator. Ponzu sauce tastes delicious over a salad and with sashimi.
Ponzu Sauce requires yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, in order to make the traditional “Ponzu Sauce”. However, you can substitute fresh squeezed lime juice in order to make the condiment at home. Serve on any type of savory dish to enhance flavors.
This homemade Ponzu Sauce recipe takes only 15 minutes from start to finish. This Ponzu Sauce recipe makes roughly a pint so you can seal it in a mason jar and keep it in the refrigerator.
Ingredients you will need you can find at a specialty Asian food store/supermarket:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup bonito flakes (a type of fish that is dried into flakes for soups and sauces)
3/4 cup mirin (which is a Japanese sweet rice wine)
1 cup fresh yuzu (lime juice as a substitute), or more to taste
Combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, bonito flakes, and mirin in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove mixture and let it stand to cool.
Once cooled, strain the sauce with a sieve while pouring it into a bowl. This should remove all of the bonito flakes. Add the lime juice to the bowl and mix. Pour the sauce into a mason jar and store it in the refrigerator. This should keep for several months due to the acidity. The sauce is delicious on salads and grilled meats and fish.