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Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Photo by: Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Ponzu

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

Cooking Light APRIL 2012

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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

Note:

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 30
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.2g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 225mg
  • Calcium: 5mg
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