Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ponzu Tuna Salad




1 5 oz can of tuna, drained
2 tbls minced shallot
3 tbls diced red pepper
2 tbls mayonnaise
1 tsp ponzu sauce
pinch of red pepper flakes
black pepper to taste
salt, if needed

Mix everything well, serve on a roll, bed of greens, sliced bread, whatever. Letting it chill for an hour or two wouldn't hurt.

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Once again Foodbuzz has come through with an awesome product sample for me. This time it's Kikkoman ponzu sauce. It's basically soy sauce with lime in it. The lime flavor is pretty subtle but it definitely does good things, I like it a lot. I figured I'd make some tuna salad with it. Not sure why, but that's what came to me. Heh. Anyway I did it and it was awesome. I even made it all fancy pants with shallot and stuff. It was quite different from my normal tuna salad and a really nice change. So who out there has used ponzu sauce? This was the first I had heard of it, what other stuff do you do with it?

31 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

I've had ponzu sauce dining out in various dishes but have not had the Kikkoman one and I unfortunately wasn't on a list for the tastemaker this time I guess but I would have loved to try it. It sounds fabulous as an addition to tuna salad!

A Year on the Grill said...

I have never heard of it... sounds appealing though, love me sauces!

Bridgett said...

Sounds like a great product to try out. Your sandwich looks amazing and definitely a notch up from the basic tuna salad sandwich.

Sook said...

Oh wow that is a good looking sandwich. yum!

The Duo Dishes said...

That ponzu is good stuff. Threw it in stir fry with oyster sauce, brown sugar, ginger and fish sauce, and it rocked. Adding it to tuna is a good idea though. It has a great tang.

Jenn said...

Definitely stir fry, soups, noodle dishes. You can use it in a lot of Japanese cooking. Or dip some tempura in it.

Karen said...

I've never heard of this, but like the taste of lime. Tuna sandwiches are my favorite thing! I'll have to look for the sauce.

Joanne said...

Anthony Bourdain swears by shallots. He says that even though we may think restaurant chefs use onions. In reality, all they ever use is shallots. So you're up there with some of the best with this salad! Looks delicious.

noble pig said...

I have to try that stuff.

Jacque said...

This is the first I've heard of Ponzu sauce. Sounds good.

Your sandwich is making me crave tunafish!

Bob said...

Thanks kids!

Joanne: Heh, I didn't know that. I'm fancier than I thought!

Culinary Alchemist said...

MMMMMMM P-O-N-Z-U YUM!!!!!

dining room tables said...

This one is so yummy! I am just so disappointed because I have no ponzu sauce here. I really need to get some.

Kate at Serendipity said...

Fancy Pants Tuna! I love it! The ponzu sauce sounds awesome. It's on my list...

Jordan said...

This looks delicious! Definitely bookmarking it for the future :)

Ash said...

Interesting product. and great sandwich!

Anonymous said...

I have used it as a dipping sauce for potstickers or gyoza.

Kate

Hungry Dog said...

I've had ponzu sauce though never done anything with it myself. I like it too. I REALLY like the idea of it in this tuna salad. And not just because I'm hungry for lunch.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I haven't tried the ponzu sauce before. I'll have to try this as I wasn't on the rotation with Foodbuzz for this.

Your sandwich looks incredible!

ARUNA said...

wow new thing to me, looks delish!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

You can't go wrong with Kikkoman, I love ponzu but haven't tried the lime one yet.
It is great in an Asian style salad too.
Great sammie - yum!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

Great idea to use it in Tuna. They sent me some too - not quite sure what to do with it.

Velva said...

Everyone needs a good tuna salad recipe. Looks like you found yours. I have never heard of ponzu sauce...very interesting that a mild lime flavor was added to soy sauce. I will have to pay attention at the grocery store. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I love ponzu sauce. I usually have a bottle on a shelf in the fridge. I also have a recipe to make my own as I often use it in marinades. Your sandwich looks delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Angie's Recipes said...

Don't know about the ponzu...but the salad looks awesome.

Steph said...

Wow, that looks really yummy! I love tuna salad.

Tangled Noodle said...

I didn't know Kikkoman had ponzu! Soy sauce is a staple but I also like to have teriyaki sauce on hand; now I can add ponzu to the collection. The citrus and umami probably came through the richness of the mayo . . . mmmmmmm!

Large Wall Mirrors Gal said...

Sounds like a great product. It's look so delicious. I like it because it's fabulous.

Dining Tables Gal said...

I haven't try this before. But according to other comments I think Ponzu sauce should be grate product.I hope this can use not only to this salad but also to all kind of chines and Japanese dishes too.

Dining Tables said...

Looks very delicious. So appealing, tuna sounds amazing.

Granite Dining Table said...

They are so yummy! So tempting! Love it!

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