Gluten-Free Ponzu

There is something absolutely refreshing about chilled soba noodles with a few crisp, cool vegetable piled high, served with a tangy dipping sauce called ponzu. Gluten-free ponzu can be purchased, no doubt about it. But it’s a bit pricy. As with many sauces, I find the effort involved with making my own to be so minimal that it’s worth the time. Plus, this recipe uses many of the ingredients I keep on hand for other dishes, so no special purchases are required.

For general cooking like this, I purchase restaurant-sized containers of gluten-free soy sauce from Amazon. I also purchase fancier GF soy sauces for those dishes where the flavor of the soy sauce needs to shine — in those instances, a little goes a long way, making it easier to justify a higher price point. Bonito flakes can be bought online or at Asian grocery stores (some major chain stores and Whole Foods also stock them).

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Gluten-Free Ponzu

By Kassia Krozser Published: August 2, 2015

  • Yield: 1/2 cup
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 12 mins

This quick and easy recipe results in a bright, tangy, salty delight for noodles and veggies.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring the mirin, soy sauce, and lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the bonito flakes.
  3. Let cool, then strain. Use as a dipping sauce or dressing.

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