Salt-Preserved Ripened Japanese Mandarin Sauce "Fruity Shio Mikan”, 1.76 oz
This refreshing, fruity, savory, and sweet sauce is a new type of seasoning made by salt-preserving ripened 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. After the ripe mikan is picked, it is crushed with its rind and then 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 perfectly complements the mikan’s umami. The sauce boasts a savory kick with the pleasant sourness, sweetness, and aroma that comes from ripe mikan. It can add a gentle accent to any dish. If you substitute this for your regular salt, the taste of your dish is instantly elevated. Enjoy its refreshing flavor with grilled fish, tempura, yakitori chicken skewers, gyoza dumplings, and pickles. Its fruity taste is also great for making desserts.
Fruity Shio Mikan is a versatile seasoning, and its refreshing, citrusy, sweet, 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 this sauce before grilling or stir-frying, or adding it to soups while simmering. You can also make wonderful pickles, pasta sauce and salad dressings with it. Its sweet and savory flavor can be a secret ingredient when cooking sweets as well. You can not only make unique desserts by mixing it into cake batter, cookie dough, pudding, jelly, or ice cream but also create sweet sauces by blending it with honey, maple syrup, or whipped cream. Its cooking possibilities are limitless, so be creative and enjoy your original recipes.