All-Purpose Seasoning with Shio-Koji ＆ Amazake Sweet Shio-Koji
This gentle sweet seasoning is a doubly fermented product made of a blend of amazake fermented with a sugar-free rice-malt and shio-koji. Simply keeping a stock of a blend of the two will provide you with a handy seasoning.
( Refer to note below if using store-bought amazake)
Combine the shio-koji and amazake at a ratio of 1 part shio-koji to 2 parts amazake, mix together and store in the refrigerator.
If using store-bought "concentrated" amazake that is supposed to be diluted with twice the amount of water before consuming, use it without diluting..
To make tamagoyaki without dashi: Combine 3 eggs with 1.5 tablespoons shio-koji, then fry tamagoyaki as usual. It will make a moist texture similar to a dashi-maki omelette.
Also try this recipe: Shio-koji & Amazake Toma-tofu (Recipe ID: 1685985).
or, try Shio-koji & Amazake Dressing] on a Daikon Radish and Persimmon Salad (Recipe ID: 1602140). Although this recipe has the ingredients separately listed, it is the same amount as using 3 tablespoons of sweet shio-koji.
I also recommend these recipes: Cod Marinated in Sweet Shio-Koji with a Shio-Koji & Amazake Blendm(Recipe ID: 1688503)
or, try Blanched Nanohana with a Vinegar Sauce Aroma of Spring using Sweet Shio-Koji (Recipe ID: 1690890).
Story Behind this Recipe
Since a lot of recipes using shio-koji call for mixing it with honey or amazake, I figured I'd cut some corners by keeping a stock of a blend.
It's easy make dishes and measuring is easy if you combine the sugar-free sweetness of koji and salt to make an all-purpose seasoning. It has a very well-rounded flavor!