Japanese Dressings Suite

Amazu (Sunomono or Cucumber Salad Dressing)

1 cup rice vinegar
1 cup dashi (see Miso Soup recipe)
5 tablespoons sugar

In small bowl, whisk all ingredients vigorously until sugar goes into suspension. Use amazu as base for any number of light salad dressings.

 

Orange Dressing

3 tablespoons amazu
3 tablespoons orange juice
Dash shoyu (wheat based Japanese soy sauce)
Neutral oil to emulsify

In small bowl, whisk first three ingredients to combine. While whisking vigorously, add oil in a slow stream until ingredients begin to emulsify.

 

Sesame Vinaigrette

3 tablespoons amazu
Dash shoyu (wheat based Japanese soy sauce)
1 tablespoon sesame oil

Neutral oil to emulsify

In small bowl, whisk first three ingredients to combine. While whisking vigorously, add oil in a slow stream until ingredients begin to emulsify.

SOURCE: Recipes courtesy of Chef Andrew Cohen, Chef in Residence, Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets

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