Japanese Village Steak Sauce Healthier Riff

I’ve taken dozens of friends to Japanese Village… not for the delicious fresh food and chef’s cooking in front of them on the Teppanyaki table.  I take them to try the Rice & Steak Sauce. Sticky rice with Steak Sauce has become such a ‘thing’ that now they offer Rice and Steak Sauce take-out!  During my two pregnancies I craved this so hard that my husband went to pick it up as takeout.  We lived 3hrs away…  Long Story…

The instant I tasted the new Miso and Ginger dressing at Epicure’s Conference in Calgary I experienced a taste bud dance.  The dressing is divine on it’s own and I knew that I could come up with something close to the steak sauce.  I didn’t want exact.  My body swells up like a hot air balloon from the salt.  I wanted a version that would allow me to wear shoes the next day.  I made mine a GF version, you can cut the sodium even more if you change the GF Braggs to a low-sodium Soy Sauce.

For the uninitiated, Japanese Village is a Iconic BC and Alberta chain found in larger cities.

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Here it is… one I can justify indulging in regularly:

JV Steak Sauce, Healthier Riff

•1 Tbsp Epicure’s Miso & Ginger Nourish Dressing Mix
•1 tsp Epicure’s Asian Umami Sprinkle
•½ clove Garlic minced or 1 tsp Epicure’s Minced Garlic
•¼ cup Tahini or Tahina (in the Ethnic section of your store or make your own with sesame seeds/oil)
•3-4 Tbsp Water
•1.5 Tbsp Braggs Soy Sauce (GF Soy Sauce)
•2 Tbsp Avocado Oil (or olive or peanut or …)
•2 Tbsp Greek Yogurt (my DIY recipe is here) (Optional)

Stir all ingredients togetter.  Add more water, if desired.  NOTE:  Some Tahini pour (as mine did) and some are the consistency of Peanut Butter, hence figure out what water you need once you mix it up.

Use with steak. Ha ha.  Just kidding. You can, of course, I guess.  Or just make rice and pour it on top!  I LOVED it as a dipping sauce for Salad Rolls too!

Healthy Grains with Steak Sauce    Photo 2016-08-16, 8 56 45 PM

Here’s two FB comments after tasting it:

JV Steak Sauce feedback – Janelle

I made this the other night and OMG it was so good the only difference was the amount of sodium

At my recent Epicure Product Launch I served TWO versions.  One a more tangy version.  Those that had never tried JV Steak Sauce overwhelmingly chose the Tangy Version.  So here it is:

Tangy Miso Ginger Steak Sauce

•1 Tbsp Epicure’s Miso & Ginger Nourish Dressing
•2 tsp Epicure’s Asian Umami Sprinkle
•½ clove Garlic, minced
•3 Tbsp Rice Vinegar (NOT seasoned)
•¼ cup Tahini
•2 Tbsp Water
•1 Tbsp Braggs Soy Sauce (GF Soy Sauce)
•1 Tbsp Avocado Oil (or Olive or peanut or ….)

Combine.  Add water to your preferred consistency.  Some Tahini pour (as mine did) and some are the consistency of Peanut Butter

This is what my ‘rice’ looks like before cooking. I can’t remember the name although I know it’s a GF grain mix from Costco.

Photo 2016-08-21, 9 53 19 PM

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Here is the kind of following that JV has.  A friend in Edmonton (where they have a JV) posted my featured image & these are the comments.  Ya.  Now you understand!  Just make it already!

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