Negi Shio Dare: Salt-Based Green Onion Sauce
“Negi Dare (ねぎだれ)” is a simple, versatile green onion sauce sometimes prepared in Japanese households, as I wrote about how to make and use it before.
Negi Shio Dare (ねぎ塩ダレ)
The Japanese green onion sauce Negi Dare is soy sauce-based.
But salt-based versions also exist, which are generally called “Negi Shio Dare (ねぎ塩ダレ)” as, in its name, “Shio (塩)” means “salt” in Japanese.
As with regular soy sauce-based Negidare sauce, Negi Shio Dare is also easy to prepare like this.
- First, chop green onion’s white part into small pieces.
- Then combine them with seasonings such as sesame oil, salt, and black pepper. Basically, that’s all you have to do here.
|Grated Garlic||One clove|
|Chicken Broth Mix||1 teaspoon|
|Sesame Oil||2-3 tablespoons|
|Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, White Sesame Seeds||As you like|
|Sesame Oil||5 tablespoons|
|Lemon Juice||1 teaspoon|
|Black Pepper||A generous amount|
Choose one of these and mix all the ingredients well. Then, combine the mixture with finely chopped green onions or scallions, and keep it in a lidded jar.
The resulting Negi Shio Dare sauce can be preserved for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
The salt-based Negidare sauce Negi Shio Dare pairs well with cooked meat in general and is perfect for grilled beef tongue or Gyutan.
Also, it goes well on a warm bowl of white rice and can be used as a seasoning for fried dishes like Chahan.