Saturday Supermarket Smarts: What the Heck is Ponzu?
This citrus-spiked soy sauce is a Japanese cooking staple. It's a go-to ingredient because its components hit on all five flavors: sweet (mirin, or rice wine), sour (rice wine vinegar), salty (soy sauce), bitter (yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, or a combination of lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange) and umami (seaweed and dried bonito flakes). To really make your stir-fry sing, add a healthy dash of ponzu during the last few minutes of cooking. you can also use it as a dumplingdipper, a fish marinade or a salad dressing-- whisk it with a bit of sesame oil before tossing with greens.
Try ponzu in our Shrimp & Snap Pea Stir-Fry!