Saturday, July 23, 2011

Didi's Ume Dressing

When Didi gave me a bottle of her ume dressing, she warned me that it might be a bit sour.  It wasn't at all. It was perfect . . . not too sour nor too vinegary (I don't like vinegary). 


Here's her recipe.  Isn't she the greatest for sharing!!  Love you Didi!!!  Mwa, mwa, mwa!

2 TB ume pulp, from 6 large umeboshi*, mashed well
¼ c. rice vinegar
2 TB mirin
2 TB water*
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. salad oil

* After removing pulp from umeboshi, place seeds in water and rub any remaining pulp off seeds. Place all ingredients in a dressing bottle and shake shake shake. Optional to place all ingredients in a food processor and puree. Makes approximately 1 cup.


Had to share my attempt at trying to get a good shot of the bottle indoors.  Neva work.


Leslie's pics said...

uuuuuuuuuuu....UME!! My favoooorite!! I wanna try :)

Dd said...

Funny, when I went home, I had some for lunch on some soba...was not tangy enuff for me, so I added 2x's more was tarrrtt

K and S said...

looks good, I going try when I go back into my kitchen :)

jalna said...

I'll bring some for you tomorrow, Les.

Didi, I wanted to try with some somen, but I neva have.

Yay Kat! I think you'll like it.

Erick said...

How interesting. I think I try this one too.

jalna said...

I think would be good with somen salad, Erick.

Bandee Meinel said...

Hi Jalna,

It's so nice that your lovely sister DiDi shares her wonderful recipes. I thought about maybe having you post the recipe of the AHI BOMBE I made for Super Bowl and then I realized that I am not that nice. Just need to hold on to that recipe a little bit longer. LOL! HEE HEE!! But any dessert recipe YES1

Au revoir from France, Love ya Bran

jalna said...

Bran!!! Sharing the Ahi Bombe recipe???!!! I almost fainted! We can wait.

Les said...

Bran you are freakin hilarious!!!

SW said...

The salad looks sooo yummy...shrimp too!! cool way to photograph the dressing too! I'm no cook so gotta find out what is umeboshi..

jalna said...

Shun Wah, I think salads are my favorite lunchtime food. Hard to explain what an ume is. It's Japanese . . . maybe preserved plum?

mmiissee said...

I love UME... Your salad looked so good...I wish I could have a bite, but without the shrimp hehe ^_^

jalna said...

Are you allergic to shrimp, Mmiissee?

Anonymous said...

Do they make ume without MSG or phenylalanine?

jalna said...

Sorry Anon, I don't know.