Sauce for rolls

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Sushi sauce, particularly the rich, sweet, and tangy glaze often poured over sushi rolls, has a fascinating history rooted in Japanese cuisine. This type of sauce, resembling what many know as “eel sauce” or “teriyaki sauce,” has been a staple in Japan for centuries. Traditionally, it was used to flavor grilled eel and other types of seafood. Over time, its use expanded to sushi rolls, enhancing the flavors of the fish and rice. Sushi sauce adds a glossy, savory finish to rolls, balancing the sweetness of the rice with the umami of the fish, making it an indispensable element of the sushi experience.

Serves: +10
  • Soy sauce 100 ml
  • Mirin (sweet cooking rice wine) 100 ml
  • Sake (Japanese rice wine) 50 ml
  • Sugar 2 tbsp
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  • In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar. Stir well to ensure the sugar is somewhat dissolved before heating.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir occasionally to prevent burning and ensure the sugar fully dissolves.
  • Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until it reduces by about one-third and thickens slightly. This process should take around 20 minutes.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. It will thicken further as it cools. Once cooled, it’s ready to be drizzled over sushi rolls or used as a dipping sauce.

Storage Tips

Sushi sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. Its flavors meld and deepen over time, so making it in advance can enhance its taste.

Useful Properties of Soy Sauce

Soy sauce, the primary ingredient in sushi sauce, is rich in antioxidants and has been associated with some health benefits, including improved digestion due to its probiotics content. It’s also a good source of trace minerals, particularly selenium and manganese, due to the fermentation process.

Interesting Facts

  • Cultural Significance: The art of sushi and its accompanying sauces have been refined over centuries, with sushi chefs taking great pride in their unique sauce recipes.
  • Global Popularity: What started as a simple way to preserve fish has turned into a global phenomenon, with sushi and its sauces becoming a beloved part of international cuisine.

This sushi sauce recipe offers a balance of sweet and savory flavors that can elevate homemade sushi rolls to restaurant-quality levels, providing a delightful finishing touch to your sushi experience.

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