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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce

This is a simple sauce that is very versatile. You can add any grilled meats or seafood. If you prefer tofu or vegetables, that would work great too. In my opinion any noodles would be good like this...even cold.

I first saw this on White on Rice Couple which they adapted from Takashi's Noodles Cookbook. Of course theirs look beautiful and elegant, mine is something I just threw together for a good quick meal! I like using this base recipe for that reason (quick and so versatile) and sometime use less mirin so it's not as sweet. As always it's adjustable to your tastes.

Cook noodles according to package. They used somen noodles, I used a flat rice noodle (my daughter's choice) Drain and set aside.
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. mirin
1/2 t. grated or minced garlic
1 t. grated ginger
2 t. sesame oil
1 t. chili paste, chili garlic sauce or chili flakes
add a little water if it's too salty
Steamed/stir-fried veggies (optional)
Grilled/stir-fried meat (optional)

Garnish with green onions if desired or whatever else you like, or not...

Oops... I forgot the garnish! Too much going on I guess.

One of my last posts I mentioned my daughter's birthday outing on the boat. Well I am sharing the dolphin that joined us for a bit...

We often see dolphins when we are out on or near the water here in Sarasota. I always seem to catch a picture of their backs, fins, tails or the swirl of water.
This one swam right up with us for a little while so at least I could get a close up of a face when he popped up to say "hello"...okay yeah he was probably looking for a handout!

It was still difficult getting a good shot with the boat and dolphin moving! It was fun though, and I never get tired of seeing dolphins...or any other water wild life we come across!


  1. Great sauce recipe. Thanks for sharing the dolphin pictures. My girls loved them!

  2. What's more delightful, this savory, happy and delish recipe or the wonderful dolphin pictures? Thanks for sharing, Lyndsey!

  3. Sounds like something I would enjoy. Love the dolphin pictures.

  4. Anything that has ginger in it has to be good!

    One desire I have in my life is to swim with dolphins :-) Diane

  5. Rhondi, I'm glad you came back to see the dolphin pictures.

    bentobird - Thanks Jenn you're always so nice to me!

    B- thanks, yes, you'd like this dish. It's simple too. I like to sprinkle some chili flakes on top of mine, but I have to be careful with everyone elses!

    Diane, oh I feel the same way...ginger or bacon! lol!
    Hope you'll get to swim with the dolphin someday!

  6. What a delicious looking dish. I love anything with ginger, so this is a definite winner. Aren't dolphins amazing? Before Katrina, we used to visit Marine Life in Gulfport and they had dolphins that you could pet - we loved going there.

  7. Mmmmm... These are flavours I love. I think I'll try this this weeki.

  8. Yum! The sauce sounds great! Love it with the ginger. And the dolphin photos are great also! They are definitely amazing!

  9. Lovely noodle dish and lovely dolphin pictures. Thanks very much for sharing.

  10. We have to go to Australia to catch a glimpse of dolphins, that is if we are lucky (which we were not:()and you get to see them right where you live! How awesome is that! Delicious soup too, flat noodles is my choice too:D

  11. The dolphin pics are so cute; what an endearing animal of the sea! Love them.
    Love that sauce too, so easy to put together and so versatile!

  12. Okay, the sauce sounds absolutely fantastic to me...but the dolphin! Seriously, it's so strange to me that you're as likely to see a dolphin as I am a fox- too cool! Although I must say, I see that your current temp is 71...and I'm looking at the window at 4" of snow...with more falling!! Ugh.

  13. Louanne - yes I love ginger too. We love dolphins, and never tire of watching them!

    ♥peachkins♥ - ditto!

    Lyndsay - hope you like it!

    Pam - Thanks, and yes dolphins are amazing!

    MaryMoh - thank you, I am always happy to share.

    Jeannie - we are pretty lucky to live so close to the sea and what we really enjoy! Thanks!

    tasteofbeirut - thanks, they are a pleasure to see.

    girlichef - haha! It is pretty cool, although I would love to see a fox too!

  14. Now, this is my kind of dish. Besides the really hot spice...the rest is used in my kitchen all the time.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe...bookmarked ;o)

    The dolphins are too cute!

    Flavourful wishes,

  15. I love flat noodles! And the meat looks extra yummy on top of the noodles. How nice to be able to see dolphins in their natural habitat.


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