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Wasabi Tonkatsu Sauce Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon wasabi paste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Special equipment needed: None

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, wasabi paste, garlic powder, and onion powder until well combined.
2. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

5 minutes
5. Temperature: None
Serving size: Makes about 3/4 cup of sauce

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 3g
- Protein: 0g
- Sodium: 390mg
- Sugar: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a healthier option.
- You can use honey instead of sugar for a sweeter taste.

- Add more or less wasabi paste depending on your preference for spiciness.
- Add a tablespoon of sesame oil for a nuttier flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to whisk the ingredients well to ensure a smooth and creamy sauce.
- Adjust the seasoning to your taste.

Storage instructions:
- Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Reheating instructions:
- This sauce is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the sauce in a small bowl or ramekin on the side of your dish.

- Garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds for added flavor and texture.

- This sauce pairs well with tonkatsu (breaded and fried pork cutlet), sushi rolls, or as a dipping sauce for vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve with a side of steamed rice or miso soup.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of water to thin it out.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients and store the sauce properly in the refrigerator.

Food history:
- Wasabi is a Japanese plant that is commonly used as a condiment for sushi and other dishes. Tonkatsu sauce is a popular Japanese sauce that is often served with fried pork cutlets.

Flavor profiles:
- This sauce has a creamy and tangy flavor with a spicy kick from the wasabi.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the sauce on the side of your dish or drizzle it over your food for added flavor.

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Region: Japanese

Taste: Spicy, Tangy, Umami, Pungent, Savory