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.

Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup; 3 or 4 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 46
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fat: 1.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.5g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 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. 1. In a 6- to 8-inch frying pan over high heat, frequently shake sesame seed until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.
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