Sesame-Ginger Sauce

Notes: This sauce is ideal on grilled steak. Rub steak with soy sauce before grilling to enhance flavor impact of this sauce.
Makes about 1/2 cup; 3 or 4 servings


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1 tablespoon sesame seed
1 teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup sake or dry sherry
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar


1. In a 6- to 8-inch frying pan over high heat, frequently shake sesame seed until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes.

2. Add oil, onion, ginger, and garlic. Stir until onion is limp, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sake, soy, and sugar. Bring to a boil. Serve hot, reheated (on grill), or at room temperature. If making ahead, cover and chill up to 5 days.

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 46
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Protein 0.6 g
Fat 1.1 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 4.5 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 260 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg