Japanese Yum Yum Sauce
Adapted just slightly from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
My friend describes this sauce as “the nectar of the gods” … and I have to agree, it is really the awesomesauce of sauces. Spicy, creamy, garlicky, wonderful … if you have not yet experienced this sauce in your life, you really need to get on it!
Whilst I picture it here with sushi, the uses for this yum yum sauce go way beyond sushi … this sauce is delightful for dipping everything from chicken to fish to veggies … and spreading on sandwiches and burgers and … well, whatever else you can imagine. I think it would even be good with scrambled eggs, because why the heck not?
Bonus: it’s super easy to make. Just whisk together the ingredients and add sriracha to your liking. I am guessing you could probably swap out more of the mayo for yogurt to lighten up the recipe further, but I wasn’t quite ready to be so bold on my first yum yum sauce expedition. I was fortunate to find a recipe from a tried and true foodie that I love. Melissa is such a sweetheart and her recipes are amazing!
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup plain, nonfat yogurt
- 1/4 cup ketchup or chili sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 - 4 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce (to taste)
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Use as a sauce for sushi or a dipping sauce for steak, chicken, fish or veggies or as a sandwich or burger spread.
The sauce is delicious right away, but even better after it has been refrigerated for a couple hours.
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