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Recent Examples of ponzu from the Web
What to cook: Dip the peppers in a light tempura batter and fry, serving the simple dish alongside a bowl of ponzu sauce.
Crawdads 1375 Garden Highway What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads.
Serve immediately with ponzu sauce for dipping. Adapted from www.earthydelights.com.
As depicted, the yellowtail sashimi glows a rosy pink thanks to a delicate film of ponzu.
What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads.
The very colorful slaw also is part of the portabello taco with roasted red and green peppers and lime ponzu sauce ($13) and as a side with baby back ribs ($17 or $23).
Drizzle with ponzu dressing, then top with scallions and sesame seeds.
This week’s event, for example, will begin with a nigiri amuse, followed by scallops with ponzu aioli, wagyu beef seared on hot rocks, and matcha gateau.
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Did You Know?
The word ponzu is relatively new to English; our earliest English-language evidence of the word - which we borrowed from Japanese - is from 1972. But the word's history isn't as simple as that fact suggests. The Japanese word, which literally means "juice squeezed from sour oranges" is itself from the Dutch word pons. And "pons" comes from (and shares the meaning of) the English word punch as it's used to refer to the beverage concoction that's often served at parties, weddings, and wakes.
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