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Recent Examples of ponzu from the Web
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.
Much better was the Hamachi Zu sashimi ($9), consisting of a half-dozen pieces of yellowtail, thickly sliced into triangles, soaking in a citrusy ponzu sauce.
Miso, ponzu and shoyu (soy sauce) will drive the sodium up; honey and teriyaki will add extra sugar.
The beef is marinated with soy sauce infused with ponzu, juice from a citrus fruit popular in Japanese cooking.
There, the chef Jack Coetzee turns out modern, Asian-inspired shared plates like yakitori chicken with chimichurri, venison tataki with sriracha emulsion and kumquat ponzu, and a ginger-heavy take on a classic South African dessert, malva pudding.
The ponzu sauce was excellent in bringing everything together.
Melissa’s Favorite Sauce Blends Citrusy & Bright: 1 part ponzu to ¼ part sa cha + sprinkle of garlic, cilantro, green onions, and red chili oil.
Slivers of milky white tuna, albacore, mackerel and yellowtail, pressed into nigiri sushi and topped with flakes of sea salt, a brush of ponzu sauce or a sprinkle of chives, arrived in a slow march.
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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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