Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ponzu Lime Dressing

At the risk of jinxing anything, we're slowly but surely feeling better at our house. Cross your fingers that things keep improving. I expect our upcoming good health to last approximately three days. (But a good three days of sleep, they shall be!)

But less germs, more food. As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I recently received a bottle of Ponzu Lime sauce from Kikkoman, and I thought it would be lovely in an Asian dressing.

Ponzu is a citrusy sauce that's commonly used in Japan as a dipping sauce for sushi. I've seen some recipe call for a combination of soy sauce and lemon juice as a substitute, if that gives you an idea of the flavor. Or, in this case, soy sauce with lime juice.

The lime flavor in the sauce definitely comes through, which is very refreshing and summery. And I think the sauce would work very well as a substitute for the soy sauce in my favorite fajita marinade. Grilling weather is just around the corner, right? (Right?)

Ponzu Lime Dressing
Makes about 1/2 c. dressing

2 Tbsp. dry sherry
2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
4 Tbsp. Ponzu lime sauce (or soy sauce)
1/2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
½ tsp. granted gingerroot
4 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 Tbsp. dark sesame oil

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or container, and stir or shake until very well combined.

2. Serve over your favorite Asian salad.

Or, if you don't have the ingredients for your favorite Asian salad, just throw anything together and top it with mandarin oranges. They're an excellent distraction.


Cathy said...

That dressing sounds delicious! I love lime anything and have been on a lighter salad dressing kick.

Mary said...

Your dressing sounds wonderful and quite unique. Rest up and feel better.