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Soy-Garlic Wafu Dressing Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Special equipment needed: None

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and black pepper.
2. Slowly whisk in vegetable oil until the dressing is emulsified.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

10 minutes
5. Temperature: None
Serving size: Makes about 1 cup of dressing

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 80
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Protein: 1g
- Sodium: 780mg
- Sugar: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Tamari or coconut aminos can be used in place of soy sauce.
- Apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar can be used in place of rice vinegar.
- Maple syrup or agave nectar can be used in place of honey.
- Peanut oil or avocado oil can be used in place of vegetable oil.

Variations:
- Add 1 tablespoon of miso paste for a richer flavor.
- Add 1 teaspoon of sriracha or chili flakes for a spicy kick.
- Add 1 tablespoon of chopped scallions for a fresh taste.

Tips and tricks:
- Whisk the dressing well before using as the oil may separate.
- This dressing can be used as a marinade for meats or tofu.
- Drizzle over steamed vegetables or use as a dipping sauce for dumplings.

Storage instructions:
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating instructions: None

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a small bowl or ramekin alongside a salad or appetizer.

Garnishes: None

Pairings:
- Use as a dressing for a mixed greens salad with sliced cucumbers and radishes.
- Use as a dipping sauce for vegetable spring rolls or potstickers.

Suggested side dishes:
- Steamed rice
- Grilled vegetables
- Stir-fried noodles

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dressing is too salty, add a splash of water or more honey to balance the flavors.

Food safety advice:
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Wafu dressing is a Japanese-style dressing made with soy sauce, vinegar, and oil.

Flavor profiles:
- Salty, sweet, tangy, and savory.

Serving suggestions:
- Use as a dressing for salads, marinade for meats, or dipping sauce for appetizers.

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Region: Japanese

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Umami, Garlicky, Soy, Soy-Flavored