Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and we have no plans. Marc has an away game so we will have a romantic pre-game meal of chicken parmesan with spaghetti. Then he’ll be gone for most of the day/night. So I’ll probably make my favorite one-person meal – Thai green chicken curry with vegetables and rice and a nice big salad with this hibachi-style ginger dressing. Then I’ll watch my favorite girly shows all by myself. It’s going to be great.
I’ve been in love with the ginger dressing they serve at Japanese steakhouses all over the U.S., but I’ve never been able to replicate the taste and texture together. I’ve tried and tried and tried to figure it out, and I finally came up with the simple ginger dressing I posted a while back. It had the right flavor, but it was missing the texture. Thankfully, my sister found a recipe that was (almost) perfect. With a few minor adjustments, I had finally figured out the perfect hibachi ginger dressing.
Try it for yourself and see what you think. Doesn’t it taste just like the stuff you get at your favorite Japanese steakhouse?
- ½ cup roughly chopped onions
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
- 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
- 2/ tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons tomato paste
- 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons water
- Place all ingredients – except the water – in a food processor or blender.
- Process until mostly smooth.
- Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached the desired consistency.
- Refrigerate dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Recipe adapted from Katie’s Passion Kitchen.