Have you ever had that wonderful whitish, pinkish shrimp sauce they serve at some Japanese steak houses? No? Well, trust me... it is fantastic. The first time I had it, I poured it on everything on the plate! Knowing how much I love sauces, I'm sure this is no surprise, but it had to be said.. it's just that good. And don't think this sauce is meant for just shrimp... no, oh no.. you can put this on virtually anything! So don't run away!!!
I found a couple different versions of this sauce and thought that I had picked the one closest to what I had remembered having, but, alas, this did not hit the mark. It was good (a bit on the vinegary side, so I cut it back in this recipe), but it wasn't as good as I remember... so I guess the search for the perfect shrimp sauce goes on....
Japanese Shrimp Sauce
Adapted from atlblogs.com
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of salt and white pepper
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until well combined. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use. Can be stored in an airtight container for 1 week. Serve with shrimp, fish or chicken. Enjoy!
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