03 Jun Honey Sesame Sauce
On Sunday evenings, I’m a big fan of “family dinners.” I don’t technically have any blood relatives nearby, but my friends have become my family and I love spending time with them over a healthy home-cooked meal as we suck up the last little bit of the weekend. If Game of Thrones or Walking Dead is on, then it’s kind of a perfect evening.
This Sunday, I was feeling a bit Asian-inspired after talking to my Japanese grandma and I wanted a sauce to top some sesame-crusted ahi and wild rice. This sauce takes less than 10 minutes to make, is full of flavor and is sooo much healthier than most of the store-bought versions of chili, sesame or teriyaki sauces that are usually loaded with sugar. The only sweetener is honey and the liquid aminos are subbed for soy sauce so you don’t have to worry about hidden gluten (which is in soy sauce). It’s also a good idea to eat cilantro with and after fish as it helps detox your body of heavy metals like mercury (taking spirulina or chlorella tabs after is also a good idea).
I don’t eat ahi often due to heavy metal concerns, but every once in a while I indulge and this sauce was the perfect accompaniment. It would also work well in stir-fries, mixed with veggies, on top of free-range organic chicken, or as a dipping sauce for gyozas or other Asian fare. If you are making a family-size meal, I would suggest doubling the recipe.