Japanese Steakhouse-Style Salad Dressing
Does anyone have a tested recipe for the bright orange salad dressing served at restaurants like Benihana? It has ginger and, most likely, carrot. Unlike the dressings I get at sushi restaurants recently, it is not neon-colored mayonnaise. I don't believe it has mayo at all.
You can try something like this but maybe at 1/2 or 1/4 for a test batch to see if it what you want.
Japanese Style Ginger Carrot Salad Dressing
2 Tbs salad oil
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
3 oz ginger root
2 small carrot
1 stalk celery
1 Tbs Sesame oil
4 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp white sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbs White Miso
1 tsp Sesame Seed
1 Cut all vegetables into small chunks.
2 Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
3 Add more water as needed to reach desired consistancy
Hi rockycat, I was amazed when I tried this recipe (from Body+Soul mag) to discover that the carrot-ginger sauce is a dead ringer for Benihana-style dressing. It's a quick whirl in the food processor, and it keeps very well in the fridge: