Japanese Tsume and Tare - Nitsume or Thick, Sweet Eel Sauce

185 mins (prep 5, cooking 180)
8 ingredients
1 servings
This recipe is for the dark sweet sauce served over many types of sushi in restaurants, especially seafood and fish. Tsume is traditionally made with the reduced stock of boiled conger eels (anago). This abbreviated recipe tastes great and takes much less cooking time than the traditional method of preparation. Dashi is a soup and cooking stock considered fundamental to Japanese cooking. Dashi forms the base for Miso Soup, clear broth soups, Japanese noodle broths, and many Japanese simmering liquids. Most people use granulated or liquid instant substitutes found in Asian Markets. A small pastry brush or rubber spatula will allow you to apply this sauce thinly and evenly over your sushi or other choices. American sushi chefs use Tsume to dress everything from avocado-based rolls to tamago. This recipe will keep in the refrigerator for several months. Heat to ambient temperature (or warmer) before use.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , beginner-cook , condiments,-etc. , easy , 3-steps-or-less , sauces , <-4-hours , japanese , time-to-make , asian , sweet-sauces ,
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Serving Size (532.35 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 920.97 Calories from Fat 134.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.89g 22.91%
Saturated Fat 2.78g 13.91%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 15321.62mg 638.4%
Total Carbohydrate 133.51g 44.5%
Dietary Fiber 13.72 g 54.89%
Sugars 74.17 g %
Protein 37.88g 75.76%
Vitamin A 205.84IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 180.41mg% Iron 7.75mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4