These recipes, ideas and tips will give you a sense of the flavor-boosting power of umami—and the remarkable umami magic of Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Find out how you can add "instant umami" to just about any savory dish.
Explore Kikkoman's new Asian sauces in these videos. Check out how Kikkoman's rapidly growing line of versatile, ready-to-use Asian sauces and ingredients add even more appetite appeal to your menu without the guesswork, costly purchasing or labor.
Alaskan Black Cod with Mushroom Tosazu by Chef Paul Muller
The interplay of sweet, salty, sour and spicy is what makes Asian cuisine so appealing. Those flavors blend perfectly with traditionally brewed Kikkoman Soy Sauce—adding the perfect balance of richness and depth of umami. Try these recipes:
Made in the USA from premium ingredients, Kikkoman Soy Sauce adds depth and complexity—plus umami, the elusive fifth taste—to mainstream American cuisine. Try these recipes:
Mixed with the ingredients of Latin cuisine, traditionally brewed Kikkoman Soy Sauce boosts and intensifies savory flavors, adding umami and creating particularly bright and fresh-tasting umami flavors. Try these recipes:
Adding brewed Kikkoman Soy Sauce to Mediterranean dishes can help their natural flavors "pop," making foods taste richer and more fully rounded without adding a pronounced Asian flavor. Try these recipes:
These days, dressings aren't just for salads. They're the finishing accent to all kinds of presentations, adding sparkle, color and flavor. And adding Kikkoman Soy Sauce to these simple recipes, will kick up the umami, bringing out the best qualities of the foods they accompany.
SAUCESUmami-Easy Peanut SauceIn 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)Soy-Dijon Glaze for Roasted MeatsCombine 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)Fajita MarinadeCombine 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)Umami Secret SauceMix 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)SPREADSLemon AioliMix 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)Spicy Asian KetchupSpike 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)Ponzumami MustardWhisk 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)DRESSINGSSoy-White Truffle Oil VinaigretteIn 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)Sesamiso DressingWhisk 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)Sonoma SoyHeat 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)Soy-Sherry Synergy DressingCombine 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)Fat-Free Asian DressingWhisk 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)Ranch DressingWhisk Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce & Marinade or Kikkoman Soy Sauce, to taste, into ranch dressing to make a dipping sauce for chicken wings.
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