Japanese Mayonnaise (Tamago- no-moto)I usually find it easiest to buy Japanese mayonnaise, from either an Asian market or from Hughes Market supermarkets in the Southwest. It comes in a convenient plastic squeeze bottle. Several people have asked about a recipe for this mayonnaise, and I recently found the following one.
3 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1-1/2 oz (50 g) white miso *
1 cup salad oil
salt to taste
sprinkle of white pepper
a pinch of grated yuzu**, lime, or lemon peel
* miso is salty paste of fermented soy beans. It is available
in Asian markets and some health food stores. White miso is used
for soups and dressings.
** yuzu is a Japanese orange used only for its rind. Kaffir
lime used in Thai or Malaysian food is an alternative, as is lemon or
Beat the egg yolks and lemon juice with a wooden spoon in a bowl. Continue to beat, adding the salad oil a few drops at a time until the mixture begins to emulsify. Keep on adding the rest of the oil, then stir in the miso and the seasonings.
Refrigerate in a squeeze bottle.
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