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Eel sauce is also called nitsume or kabayaki sauce, and unagi no tare in Japanese. It's 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. A half cup of dashi may be added to create a richer, more authentic flavor. (Dashi is a Japanese stock that is best made at home.)

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3/4 cup
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat soy sauce, sugar, and mirin in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced to about 3/4 cup.

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Nutrition Facts

121 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 24.5g; sodium 1202.6mg. Full Nutrition
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