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This recipe for how to make eel sauce for sushi will become your favorite sauce from this point on.
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If you love Sushi, you will love the next three posts I have for you!
I’m starting off my Sushi series with how to make your own sushi eel sauce. Many Thai and Japanese restaurants serve this sauce.
This post was originally published on March 9, 2015, and republished on June 1, 2019.
Of course, you can visit this page that has everything you need to know about making sushi at home. It has recipes listed, equipment, and more.
Every post on my site that has sushi recipes can be found here.
One of my favorite things to do with my daughter is taking a girl’s day and go shopping in Paducah, Kentucky (if you are visiting the area, be sure and check out this post for Paducah, KY restaurants).
We always hit up the mall, Starbucks, and then for lunch, we have this fabulous little Thai restaurant that serves THE best sushi around.
Now — I am not one for raw sushi — it has to be cooked — all the way cooked — or I won’t eat it. If you are pregnant and love sushi, then you need to make sure you are choosing sushi recipes you can eat while pregnant.
Our favorite dish there is a tempura-fried sushi roll that they call the Kentucky Roll. It is served with Wasabi paste on the side and topped with a delicious eel sauce.
What is eel sauce?
Eel Sauce is also called Natsume, 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 freshly cooked noodles for a quick snack.
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How to Make The Perfect Dipping Sauce for Sushi
When making this sauce, the thickness that you are looking for is that of honey. When cooking it, it will still look thin, but once it cools down, it gets super thick and tastes delicious on sushi.
Now that you have my delicious sauce, you can totally make your own. My favorite recipes are my sticky sushi rice and my Fried Sushi Roll. You can also pair this sauce with this easy California roll.
For additional sushi recipes, read 20 easy sushi recipes that go great with my eel sauce. If you are pregnant here are some sushi recipes you can eat while pregnant.
Making sushi at home is simple and easy if you have the right ingredients. Here is the list of what I bought on Amazon
- Sushi at Home Cookbook
- Sushi Rolling Kit
- Nori Sheets
Now that you have all the things you need, you can start making your own sushi right at home!