Help me make Japanese Shrimp Sauce, Jacksonville Florida style.
January 19, 2006 4:02 PM Subscribe
Help me make Japanese Shrimp Sauce, as found in Jacksonville, Florida.
posted by mhuckaba to Food & Drink (5 answers total)
Yellow/Dark Orange Cream sauce, found at practically every place Japanese food is served at in Jacksonville, Florida.
MANY MANY Google searches, hours of trying recipes have yeilded nothing.
Here is what I can tell you about it:
-It is creamy, and if left for a long period oil droplets will start to separate.
-It doesn't have a distinct flavor, like soy, garlic, MAYO (you cannot taste mayo if it contains it), vinegar, ginger, or mustard. Some places do add ginger, or mustard, but that is not true to the basic recipe.
-The sauce itself, in its best form, is orange, smooth and textureless, will coat a spoon, and has small dark orange/red bits (not flying fish eggs, they aren't firm).
-The sauce is savory, served cold, and definitely contains perishable dairy or egg products.
-It is recommended for use with vegetables, fish, and chicken.
I'm relatively sure the recipe MUST contain cream (or butter, perhaps), and it does not contain anything with texture, including black pepper, sesame seeds, chopped garlic or ginger. It does not have tomatos in it, as far as I know.
I know SOMEONE out there has to know the recipe. At least 40 unaffiliated Asian restaurants in the Jacksonville area serve it.