How To Make A Japanese Shrimp Sauce

Easy Japanese Shrimp Sauce Recipes


Japanese Shrimp Sauce

One of the most loved types of Asian foods is Japanese Food. It has characteristics that make it unique from any other food. One feature of Japanese foods is the accompanying sauces when served. This is so true, especially the side dishes.

Although there are different kinds of sauces, a Japanese shrimp sauce is the most popular one. It tastes sweet and is described as pinkish to somewhat light orange in color. This is commonly used as a salad dressing, dipping sauce, or can be eaten together with rice.

There are several ways of making a Japanese shrimp sauce, accompanying these variations are also different materials and ingredients used. Let me give you at least three of the most common ways how to make a Japanese shrimp sauce. Try on and experience the delight of how a Japanese shrimp sauce tastes.


Plain Shrimp Sauce Recipe

Plain Japanese shrimp sauce is one of the most common Japanese shrimp sauces. This is the traditional shrimp sauce and the easiest to make. To make this sauce, you will need:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 12 teaspoon of toragashi powder or a Japanese cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (modify to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper (modify to taste)

The process is so simple. All you need to do is to get a medium-sized bowl, pour in the mayonnaise and ketchup then mix well. Add into the mixture the toragashi powder and the garlic powder then blend well. After mixing, add the salt and the pepper and adjust according to taste. This completes the process of making a plain Japanese shrimp sauce or the traditional Japanese shrimp sauce.

StrongSweet Japanese Shrimp Sauce Recipe

There were variations made in order to make a Japanese shrimp sauce taste better. One is the strongsweet Japanese shrimp sauce. You will need :

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 12 cup of ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons of rice vinegar or apple cider
  • 12 cup of water
  • 4 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of melted butter
  • 12 teaspoon of garlic powder

The process of making starts with mixing the mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, and water in a bowl. Mix the ingredients well until completely smooth.

Add on the granulated sugar, the melted butter, and the garlic powder. Blend well until soft and smooth.

Make the necessary adjustments to the taste; you can modify the measurement according to your liking. Just be sure to chill the sauce in a refrigerator after youre done mixing. Once cold, youre now ready to serve your strongsweet Japanese shrimp sauce.

GingerSweet Japanese Shrimp Sauce Recipe

The second modification made in making a Japanese shrimp sauce is the addition of ginger in the mixture. This is the most popular Japanese shrimp sauce and is often called gingersweet Japanese shrimp sauce. The ingredients needed are:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon ginger sauce or 1 medium-sized crushed ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of onion
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika

All you need to do is to take a bowl and then mix all ingredients except the ginger, sugar, and paprika. Mix the ingredients well until smooth then gradually add the ginger and sugar then blend well.

Adjust the taste according to your liking; you may opt to add more ginger or sugar to get a sweet Japanese shrimp sauce. Add the paprika to your desired color, mix well then chill in the refrigerator before serving.


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