If you love Sushi, you will love the next three posts I have for you! I’m starting off my Sushi series with how to make your own sushi eel sauce. Many Thai and Japanese restaurants serve this sauce.
One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is taking 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 Natsume, 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 freshly cooked noodles for a quick snack.
How to Make Homemade Eel Sauce for Sushi
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.
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup mirin
Heat soy sauce, sugar, and mirin into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced to about 3/4 cup.
Making sushi at home is simple and easy if you have the right ingredients. Here is the list of what I bought on Amazon
Now that you have all the things you need, you can start making your own sushi right at home!