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Flavor of the Week: Ponzu, citrus-based Japanese condiment

Ponzu is a bright, citrus-based condiment and marinade found predominately in Japanese cuisine.

Traditional ponzu is made with rice vinegar, rice wine, bonito fish flakes, seaweed and citrus (commonly yuzu or sudachi), but today’s ponzu is regularly paired with soy sauce to create a dipping sauce or glaze.

With intense citrus like yuzu or sudachi and a base of rice vinegar and wine, ponzu can lend a bright pop of acidity and citrus highlight to a dish to elevate vegetables, seafoods and other proteins.

Related flavor: Yuzu, a unique citrus hybrid

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