The native guide; All about unique Japan google.com, pub-5441866818918003, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 JAPANESE COOKING 101: AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE, AMAZU-ZUKE | Japanmcconnell

JAPANESE COOKING 101: AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE, AMAZU-ZUKE

ESSENTIAL AMAZU VINEGAR FOR MEAL PREP Food & Recipes

“AMAZU” (甘酢 )… means “sweet vinegar”.

The combination of sugar and vinegar is one of the traditional seasonings in Japanese cuisine and is commonly used as pickles juice, dressing, stir-fry, and dipping sauce.

The recipe for “Amazu” vinegar sauce is effortless which is mixing sugar, vinegar, and salt.

Sushi ginger known as “gari” is a typical dish that uses “Amazu” sauce.

The vinegar and sugar are well-balanced and refreshing, stimulating your appetite and making you addicted.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FOR THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF VINEGAR

AMAZU vinegar sauce is a combination of vinegar, sugar, and salt as I said. Often, mirin is used instead of sugar.

Since the sugar content level is high, it is easy to eat even for people who don’t like the sour taste of vinegar.

Vinegar has various health benefits as you know.

Acetic acid and citric acid in vinegar suppress the accumulation of lactic acid and have an anti-fatigue effect.

Organic acids such as amino acids contained in vinegar improve blood circulation, and can also be expected to have an anti-bacterial effect, anti-fatigue, and improve immunity system.

In addition, vinegar helps absorb vitamins and minerals, increases the secretion of gastric acid promotes digestion, and has an appetite-stimulating effect.

Thus, choosing organic healthy vinegar and natural sugar rich in minerals such as raw cane sugar or brown sugar can be expected more as a healthy condiment.

THE BEST VINEGAR FOR AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE

  • Rice vinegar
  • White wine vinegar
  • Distilled white vinegar

Overall, Rice vinegar may be the best vinegar for making AMAZU vinegar sauce since it has a mild sour flavor and is considered a healthy vinegar. Also, it pairs with Japanese cuisine well.

White wine vinegar is also recommended, which I use often, this vinegar has a mild and rich flavor. How about red wine vinegar? The color of AMAZU vinegar will be reddish as you can see in the image of my recipe. Despite you not caring about the color, you can use red wine vinegar.

If you like vinegar, go for distilled white vinegar. Not blame you! It’s easy to get at the most reasonable price.

Apple cider vinegar is one of the options, yet, you need to adjust sweetness with the sugar amount.

MAKE-AHEAD AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE FOR MEAL PREP

Amazu vinegar sauce can be stored for up to 6 months depending ingredients.

Substitute this sauce for regular vinegar and use it for dressing, dipping, and stir-fry sauce.

Moreover, make quick pickles with seasonal vegetables such as radish, cucumber, carrots, broccoli, cauliflowers, and new ginger.

ESSENTIAL AMAZU VINEGAR FOR MEAL PREP

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SWEET SOUR VINEGAR SAUCE- “AMAUZU”

Rico McConnellRico McConnell
Amazu is the Japanese essential seasoning made with simply vinegar, sugar, and salt. Having Amazu vinegar in your fridge is a game-changer! Use amazu vinegar instead of regular vinegar. add homemade dressing and stir-fry sauce. or dipping sauce. With its numerous health benefits, incorporating Amazu vinegar into your diet is a smart choice. Plus, the best part is that this vinegar will stay fresh in your fridge for up to 6 months!
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiments
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups vinegar (distilled vinegar, rice vinegar, white or red wine vinegar) *The vinegar on the image is made from red wine vinegar.
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 TSP salt

Instructions 

  • Add 2 cups of rice vinegar, ½ cup of sugar, and 2 TSP of salt to a saucepan and combine well.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Avoid over-boiling. Turn off the heat.
  • Let the vinegar cool. Transfer it to a storage bottle and store it in a fridge.

Notes

©Japanmcconnell/Rico McConnell- Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.
Keyword condiment, Easy, Healthy, Seasoning, Traditional

DASHI KELP INFUSED AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE

Rico McConnellRico McConnell

Ingredients  

  • cup vinegar *rice vinegar preferred
  • ¼ cup mirin or ¼ cup of sake/white wine + 2 tbsp of sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 TSP salt
  • 2 5 X 2" dashi kelp

Instructions 

  • Add 1+1/2 cups of rice vinegar, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup of mirin or 1/4 cup of sake/white wine+2 tbsp sugar, to a saucepan and combine well.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over low heat. continue cooking for 5 minutes to dissolve the sugar and boil off the alcohol content.
  • Turn off the heat and immediately add dashi kelp while the vinegar is hot.
  • Infuse the dahsi kelp in the vinegar overnight in a cool place.
  • Remove the dashi kelp, transfer it to a storage bottle and store it in a fridge.

Notes

©Japanmcconnell/Rico McConnell- Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.

AMAZU ZUKE: JAPANESE PICKLES

As I said, pickled food such as vegetables, fish, and meat in AMAZU sauce called “AMAZU-ZUKE”(甘酢漬け).

There are pickled ginger, pickled daikon radishes, pickled cucumber, pickled “RAKKYO” onion, and pickled turnips as popular AMAZU-ZUKE pickles.

Especially, daikon radish and carrot AMAZU-ZUKE pickles are often called “KOHAKU NAMASU” (紅白なます: means “red and white” pickles) which is the essential item for “OSECHI”-the New Year’s special meal box.

In this post, I’ll give you Japanese sweet and sour pickled ginger and/or red radish recipes. You can pickle both together if desired, and also, switch vegetables such as carrots, daikon radishes, cucumbers, and zucchini.

HOMEMADE SUSHI GINGER MADE WITH COMMON GINGER (NOT YOUNG GINGER)

Spicy, sweet, thinly sliced ginger known as “gari” -the pink pickled ginger we associate with sushi. If you are fed up with super-sweet sushi ginger full of artificial color and preservatives, you might need to learn how to make homemade sushi ginger made with all-natural ingredients. Besides, you don’t worry about how you can get “young ginger”! I’ll tell you absolutely delicious sushi ginger made from a common (general) ginger that you always meet at local grocery stores.

Japanese Sweet and Sour Pickled Red Radish [AMAZU-ZUKE]

Japanese Sweet and Sour Pickled Red Radish [AMAZU-ZUKE]

Rico McConnellRico McConnell
Enjoy this traditional and authentic Japanese pickles recipe about "sweet and sour" pickled radishes. Great as a side dish, garnish, and ingredient. or in a salad.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Garnish, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 jar pickled radishes

Ingredients  

  • 20-30 red radishes *⅓-½ daikon radish
  • ¼ TSP salt
  • ½ cup AMAZU vinegar

For Pickles Juice *You can use ½ cup of essential Amazu Vinegar as a substitute

  • ½ cup vinegar (white or red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ TSP salt

Instructions 

  • Slice radishes thinly as you like.
    When using Daikon radish, slice or shred or Julian as you like.
  • Sprinkle ¼ TSP of salt and combine them. Let them sit for 15 minutes to remove moisture.
    Squeeze the excess moisture from sliced radishes as much as you can.
  • Meanwhile, make pickles juice. In a small saucepan, add vinegar, sugar, and salt. Heat the mixture to dissolve the sugar.
    Or you can microwave the mixture to dissolve the sugar.
    Let the mixture cool.
  • Add the sliced radishes to a cleaned jar, and pour the pickles juice over them. Cover and store in the fridge.
    They will be ready to eat the next day and will keep in the refrigerator for about a week.
  • Don't waste the green parts of radishes. It can be a great healthy side dish to read this post.
    Japanese Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe, Japanese-Style Sauteed Radish Greens

Video

Notes

©Japanmcconnell/Rico McConnell- Content and photographs are copyright protected. Sharing this recipe is both encouraged and appreciated. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.
Keyword 10-minutes, Cheese, cold, Easy, Healthy, Nibbles, Sweet, Traditional, TSUKEMONO, Vegetables, Vegetarian

MAKE CHIRASHI SUSHI WITH AMAZU SAUCE & PICKLED RADISHES

Chirashi sushi recipe. Kids-friendly. Vegetarian-friendly. All cooked ingredients. No professional cooking technique is needed. (may take a little bit to make egg threads.) Eye-catchy party sushi dish that you can make at home.

PARTY “CHIRASHI” SUSHI RECIPE: GOMOKU CHIRASHI

AMAZU-AN: THICK SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE

The sauce made with AMAZU added dashi, soy sauce, or often tomato ketchup, and potato starch water is called “AMAZU-AN” (甘酢あん) which is a very rich and thick sauce often used for deep-fried food.

Also, Amazu sauce is used for Chinese-Japanese food such as sweet and sour pork, meatballs, and egg omelets.

Copied title and URL