Ponzu sauce is a classical Japanese sauce made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, lemon, and bonito flakes. It’s a secret ingredient of the Japanese kitchen. It’s easy-to-make and versatile. Your guests will ask you, “How did you make this sauce?” Try it with broiled fish. It’s also used in one-pot dishes such as shabu-shabu.
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 3 thin slices lemon
- 1 gram bonito flakes 1/4 cup lightly packed
- Gather ingredients.
- In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, vinegar, and sliced lemons. Turn the heat medium and bring it to a gentle simmer.
- Turn the heat off and add bonito flakes. Wait for 15 minutes, then strain and discard the bonito and lemon slices.
- Keep ponzu sauce in a jar in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to one week.