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Tsume Sauce Recipe

Tsume is a sweet glaze used in old fashion Edo style sushi for cooked ingredients. The word tsume comes from nitsume or reduction. The tsume sauce is either made from the broth used to poach sea eel or hamaguri clams.


Soy Sauce
Rice Wine
Sea Eel or Hamaguri Clam Broth substitutes: Manila clams or White clams

For a cup of broth, use 1/3 cup of soy sauce, 2 tbs sugar and 1/5 cup of rice wine. Reduce the mixture to about a third until it becomes a syrup.