• Umami in Sauces, Spreads & Dressings


    • Ingredients



    1. Umami-Easy Peanut Sauce
      In container or blender, combine 3/4 cup Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce, 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth, 2/3 cup rice vinegar, 2/3 cup water, 5 tsp. Asian sesame oil, 2 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, 2 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger and 1 1/2 tsp. sugar. Add 2 cups chunky peanut butter; blend to emulsify. Mix in 1 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes. Serve with grilled fish or chicken, or with roast pork.
      (Yield: 6 1/2 cups)
    2. Soy-Dijon Glaze for Roasted Meats
      Combine 14 oz. brown sugar, 1 1/3 cups Dijon mustard and 3/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Use to glaze roast pork, ham, lamb or meatloaf.
      (Yield: 3 cups)
    3. Fajita Marinade
      Combine 3 cups pineapple juice and 1 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Use 1/2 cup marinade per 4 lbs. beef skirt steak. Grill beef, slice and serve with warm flour tortillas, pico de gallo and fajita garnishes.
      (Yield: 1 quart)
    4. Umami Secret Sauce
      Mix 4 cups mayonnaise, 1/2 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce and 1/4 cup Dijon mustard. Use as sauce for fish, dip for vegetables or spread for burgers and sandwiches.
      (Yield: 4 3/4 cups)


    1. Lemon Aioli
      Mix 4 cups mayonnaise, 1/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 1 1/2 oz. minced garlic, 2 Tbsp. grated lemon peel and 4 tsp. lemon juice. Serve with grilled or breaded fish or shrimp, fried calamari, steamed artichokes or asparagus.
      (Yield: 1 quart)
    2. Spicy Asian Ketchup
      Spike 1 cup tomato ketchup with 2 tsp. Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 2 tsp. chili paste and 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger; sweeten with 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar or palm sugar. Serve with teriyaki burgers or french fries.
      (Yield: 1 cup)
    3. Ponzumami Mustard
      Whisk together 1/2 cup whole-grain mustard, 4 tsp. Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 2 tsp. Kikkoman Ponzu Sauce and 2 tsp. Asian sesame oil. Great on ham, beef or turkey sandwiches.
      (Yield: 1/2 cup)


    1. Soy-White Truffle Oil Vinaigrette
      In bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 6 Tbsp. lemon juice, 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, 3 Tbsp. white truffle oil and 1 1/2 cups olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Whisk or shake well before using. Drizzle over grilled vegetables, such as zucchini, eggplant and corn, or roasted root vegetables.
      (Yield: 3 cups)
    2. Sesamiso Dressing
      Whisk together 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup ground, toasted white sesame seeds, 1/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar and 2 Tbsp. white miso. Great with romaine lettuce salad or steamed vegetables.
      (Yield: 1 cup)
    3. Sonoma Soy
      Heat 1 cup extra virgin olive oil with 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves and zest of 1 Meyer lemon until thyme bubbles. Cool, strain and purée with 2 cups mixed fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley and cilantro, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 Tbsp. Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Drizzle over avocado halves or cold poached shrimp.
      (Yield: 1 1/2 cups)
    4. Soy-Sherry Synergy Dressing
      Combine 2 cups olive oil, 1 cup sherry vinegar, 3/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce and 1/3 cup Dijon mustard; season with pepper. Use to dress salads with sturdy greens such as romaine lettuce, watercress or arugula.
      (Yield: 1 quart)
    5. Fat-Free Asian Dressing
      Whisk together 1/2 cup Kikkoman Mirin, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, 2 Tbsp. Kikkoman Soy Sauce and 2 Tbsp. minced shallots. Toss with shredded red or green cabbage and grated carrots for a healthy Asian slaw.
      (Yield: 1 cup)
    6. Ranch Dressing
      Whisk Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce & Marinade or Kikkoman Soy Sauce, to taste, into ranch dressing to make a dipping sauce for chicken wings.