Salt-Preserved Green Japanese Mandarin Sauce "Tangy Shio Mikan”, 1.76 oz
This green, refreshing, and savory sauce is a new type of seasoning made by salt-preserving mikan (a small, Mandarin orange-like citrus). Miyamoto Orange Garden grows the mikan in their own terraced orchards by the seaside under abundant sunlight and caressed by ocean breezes without using chemical pesticides. The mikan used to make this sauce, would otherwise be discarded as part of thinning the orchard. However, they felt that even the unripe fruit still has a beautiful flavor. After the unripe mikan is picked, it is crushed with its rind and salt-preserved for two weeks until it naturally turns pasty and its umami increases. The sea salt, which has a touch of sweetness, is also locally produced and it perfectly complements the mikan’s umami. The sauce boasts a savory kick with a pleasant sourness and aroma that comes from the mikan. It can add a gentle accent to any dish. If you substitute this for your regular salt in sauces, the taste of your dish is instantly elevated. Enjoy its refreshing flavor with grilled fish, tempura, yakitori chicken skewers, gyoza dumplings, and pickles.
Tangy Shio Mikan is a versatile seasoning, and Its refreshing, citrusy, and savory flavor adds a gentle accent to any dish, immediately elevating its flavors. You can serve the sauce as-is with grilled fish, tempura, yakitori chicken skewers, or gyoza dumplings. But you can also use it as a seasoning for cooking by simply adding it instead of regular salt—marinating meat, fish, and vegetables with the sauce before grilling or stir-frying, or adding it to soups while simmering. You can also make wonderful pickles with it. Pasta sauce and salad dressings are other good options. Its cooking possibilities are limitless, so be creative and enjoy your original recipes.