The tangy flavor of Ponzu Sauce is from rice vinegar and citrus juice. An all-purpose sauce from Japan, ponzu is the rough equivalent of vinaigrette. How do you make ponzu sauce? Soy sauce, the standard salty/savory additive in Japanese cuisine, is now a near-ubiquitous sight in kitchens around the world. 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. 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! 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. This is our newest condiment-crush and we have plenty of ideas for how to use it. 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! warm water in a small bowl to dissolve sugar. 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. 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. Preparation. Ponzu, a Japanese sauce usually consisting of soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar and a little sugar, can be a bit tricky to make. By Mark Bittman February 19, 2009 11:53 am February 19, 2009 11:53 am. Stir sugar and 1 Tbsp. 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! Citrus juice gives a more refreshing taste than vinegar by itself. Directions. Tangy, citrusy ponzu sauce can add just such a dash. 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. Recipe of the Day: Ponzu Sauce. What are your favorite ways?Ponzu is made from simmering rice wine, rice vinegar, soy sauce, bonito flakes, … 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 tart, with a thin, watery consistency and a dark brown colour. 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.. Ponzu (ポン酢) is a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine. Ponzu (ポン酢) is a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine.It is tart, with a thin, watery consistency and a dark brown color. Ponzu Sauce is a very versatile sauce and can be used in many dishes. 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