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Friday, April 6, 2012

Japanese Shrimp Sauce

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
Printable Recipe 
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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Yenta Mary said...

Ooooh! I think the sauce would be great with almost anything. If the sauce goes with shrimp and shrimp goes with steak, after all ... :) And then, at the bottom of the post, there are links to cinnamon rolls and peanut butter goodies ... sigh ... :) Happy Easter!

Cranberry Morning said...

That does sound good! And FYI I did not run away when I read the word 'shrimp.' I took a deep breath and read further...and this is most definitely a sauce I would want on fish or chicken and yeah, maybe even steak!

Bake-A-Holic said...

Just found your blog.

Love the name of your cats btw!

Pam said...

It sounds good to me!

StephenC said...

I don't remember if I've ever had the shrimp sauce. I sure like the sound of it.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Jenn, this sounds fantastic! I'v bookmarked this and will be trying it after the holiday. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Angie's Recipes said...

The sauce sounds really wonderful!

Chris said...

Have you ever tried the one I did long ago before we knew each other? Its close to ones here.