Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Taste and Texture: Salty, tangy, lightly sweet, with a little heat. Thin-bodied; a traditional Japanese dipping sauce. Try with: Rice; Asian noodles like soba and udon; beef and chicken; shrimp; scallops; sushi; potstickers.To Your Health: Huge flavor, no fat. But sodium is a little high, so use sparingly if that's your dietary concern


Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 30
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 5.2 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 225 mg
Calcium 5 mg


1 tablespoon chopped green onions
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce


1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until sugar dissolves.


Tips: If mirin is unavailable, you can substitute 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon water or 2 tablespoons dry sherry--just bump up the sugar to 2 teaspoons.