If you love Sushi, you will love the next three posts I have for you! I’m starting off my Sushi series with this delicious Eel Sauce that many Thai and Japanese restaurants serve.
One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is take a girls day and go shopping in Paducah, Kentucky. We always hit up the mall, Starbucks, and then for lunch, we have this fabulous little Thai restaurant that serves THE best sushi around.
Now — I am not one for raw sushi — it has to be cooked — all the way cooked — or I won’t eat it. Our favorite dish there is a tempura fried sushi roll that they call the Kentucky Roll. It is served with Wasabi paste on the side and topped with a delicious eel sauce.
What is eel sauce?
Eel Sauce is also called Nitsume, Unagi or Kabayaki. It is a sweet and salty sauce that goes great over grilled fish or chicken and is a common drizzle over sushi.
Traditionally it is used on Japanese grilled eel and eel rolls. I also use this sauce over fresh cooked noodles for a quick snack.
When making this sauce, the thickness that you are looking for is that of honey. When cooking it, it will still look thin, but once it cools down, it gets super thick and tastes delicious on sushi.
- ½ cup of soy sauce
- ½ cup of sugar
- ½ cup mirin
- Heat soy sauce, sugar, and mirin into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced to about ¾ cup.
In the next couple of days I will share with you my recipe for Sushi Rice. It is SO easy you will be making your own sushi at home in no time!