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Summer Sauce with Umeboshi Paste and Bonito Flakes

Summer Sauce with Umeboshi Paste and Bonito Flakes

Summer is the best time for light and tangy sauces.
I made this dressing with plenty of energy-boosting umeboshi plums which have enough sodium to replace what you lose in sweat.

Ingredients: 4 large servings for a main dish

Umeboshi paste
2 tablespoons (about 3 umeboshi plums)
Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
4 tablespoons
Mirin
2 tablespoons
Bonito flakes
about 2 g

Steps

1. Remove the pits out of the umeboshi plums, and chop up with a knife. (I used bonito flavoured umeboshi. If the umeboshi is small, use about 6.)
2. Put Step 1 into a bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and mix.
3. Here's a recipe for chilled chicken slices with umeboshi, bonito flakes and soy sauce that uses this dressing (Recipe ID: 2284359).

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried making a sauce from umeboshi plum paste to perk up the flavors during the summer.