Kosher Sushi Sauce
Hello my wife and I have started making our own kosher sushi at home. Everybody knows that one of the major parts of sushi is the dipping sauce. So far we've managed to make the spicy mayo that everybody has but we been having problems making kosher Tsume sauce. This is the sweet thick sauce that most sushi places serve.
Does anyone a recipe for this?
Thanks so much for the help!
I Googled "tsume" "sauce" "recipe" and found it is also called "Nitsume Sauce", or "Sweet Eel Sauce", in English. Traditionally there is a fourth ingredient, an eel. www.sushisecrets.com/recipes.html has a recipe which subsituted dashi, made of dried fish and kelp, for the eel, and includes some remarks on experimenting to find the right proportions and ingredients for that proper Tsume taste.
I suggest using just kelp, which can be found with kosher certification. If there is such a thing as kosher bonito flakes (used to make Japanese Dashi soup stock) you could try them for the elusive flavor. Good luck!
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Thanks for the help. I found that you can make kosher dashi yourself, http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=K...
Unfortunately the dashi only lasts 3 days, which leads me to believe that the tsume sauce will only last a few days.
Has anyone found anything close to this sauce available at kosher supermarkets? I'm tempted to ask the local kosher sushi place for their recipe but I doubt they'll give it to me =).