I actually cook a lot of Asian inspired food at home, but for some reason I don’t typically post about it. Terikayi glazed salmon, sesame chicken, and stir-fries are frequent items in our meal rotation. So I was excited when I received a box of Kikkoman Kara-Áge Soy-Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program.
I used the mix to make some shrimp to go over a simple bowl of brown rice and spinach for my lunch today. Delicious!
To make this lunch, I first rinsed about 1/2 pound of peeled shrimp and shook it around in a bag with a packet of the Kara-Áge coating mix.
Then I heated some vegetable oil over medium heat and started to fry up the shrimp. While the shrimp was cooking I made the ponzu sauce. Ponzu is a savory citrus sauce used in Japanese cuisine, and I whipped up this quick version with just a few easy ingredients.
The coating mix is well seasoned and has plenty of salt, so it was good to have the citrus sauce to balance out the flavors.
Shrimp cooks quickly, so after a few minutes in the pan they’re all done!
I warmed up some leftover brown rice and sauteed a couple handfuls of spinach and that was it! A wonderful lunch in less than 20 minutes.
I really enjoyed the mix and thought it gave a lot of flavor to the shrimp. Like I mentioned before, it definitely has plenty of salt in it so I wouldn’t recommend dousing it in soy sauce or adding any other seasonings to it. I love how the ponzu sauce compliments the sesame and ginger flavors of the shrimp and gives it that little burst of freshness with the lemon and lime juices.
I’m making winter vegetable soup with fresh rolls for dinner! I love vacation.
Thanks for reading!
I received a sample of the Kikkoman Kara-Áge Soy-Ginger Seasoned Coating Mix for free as a part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Kikkoman. All opinons in this post are my own.