Adapted from a California Citrus Specialties recipe
Several day ago, a friend of Jan’s (Jennifer Anderson) gave her three yuzu to pass on to me. Yuzu’s flavor is describes as a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange. They are the size of small oranges, but not particularly juicy—the three yuzu produced ⅓ of a cup of juice. This sour fruit juice is the key ingredient in authentic Japanese ponzu sauce.
Karl’s Ponzu Sauce
I needed a sauce to go with my chicken satay. While I made a peanut sauce for my Vietnamese Summer Rolls, I wanted this one to be more Indonesian. Out went the hoisin sauce and the fish sauce. Palm sugar is a common Indonesian sweetener—and is lower on the glycemic index than white sugar. I also had that fresh pineapple I was planning to grill, so in it went.
Karl’s California Fusion Peanut Sauce
I rarely go to the labor of making my own jiaozi. I will usually whip up the dipping sauce that that we were frequently served in Chengdu. I made this sauce to dip for my birthday/Chinese New Year’s feast.
Karl’s Sichuan Dipping Sauce for Jiaozi