August 1, 2016This ponzu dressing marries Japanese favourites soy and mirin with a zingy citrus edge. Fresh and salty, it brings almost anything you put it on to life.
- Prep: 5 mins
- Difficulty: Easy
- Yields: Enough for 1 dozen oysters
Ponzu dressing is a Japanese standard that combines salty soy with the sweetness of mirin and zing of citrus. Clean, elegant and guaranteed to brighten up anything you add it to. A great addition to raw oysters - especially for those who aren't so sure, but do like sushi. In desperate circumstances you can even add some wasabi and pickled ginger.
Yuzu is a small Japanese citrus fruit that tastes something like lime and grapefruit mixed together. Unless you are lucky enough to find them fresh, your only option is bottled yuzu juice which is fantastic to have on hand. It can be hard to find, but a little goes a long way. If you can't track any down, you can substitute lime or lemon juice and still have a delicious result.