Eel Sauce

Eel Sauce


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About this recipe: Also called Nitsume, Unagi or Kabayaki. It is a sweet and salty sauce that goes great over grilled fish or chicken and is a common drizzle over sushi. Traditionally it is used on Japanese grilled eel and eel rolls. I also use this sauce over fresh cooked noodles for a quick snack. 1/2 cup of dashi may be added to create a richer, more authentic flavor. (Dashi is a fish stock that must be made at home)


Serves: 6 

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Japanese soya sauce
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20hr  ›  Ready in:20hr5min 

  1. Heat soya sauce, sugar, and mirin into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced to about 3/4 cup (190ml).

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