Have you ever been to a hibachi style restaurant and received the onion soup and salad before the magician of a chef comes out and starts slinging fried rice everywhere and making onion volcanoes? (That will probably all sound very odd if you’ve never been to a hibachi restaurant…) This dressing recipe tastes just like the dressing on those salads! It’s a simple oil-based dressing that works great on salads or as a marinade.
My favorite thing to enjoy it on is a simple salad of romaine, carrots, purple onion, and shrimp. However, my parents marinate their shrimp with this dressing to grill, and if we had a grill, I have admit, that would be my favorite way to utilize it! It makes a great sauce for cooked shrimp as well.
This dressing is as easy as tossing all of your ingredients together and blending them up!
- 3/4 cup onion, diced
- 1/4 cup carrots, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
It is best to blend all of the ingredients except for the oil, and then continue blending while slowly adding in the oil. I typically store my ginger dressing in a mason jar or cruet. Since it’s oil based, I usually don’t refrigerate this dressing. I think that makes it much easier to mix up when you want to use it, as the ingredients will always settle and separate.
I hope you love this dressing/marinade/sauce as much as I do if you decide to make it! If you do, please let me know how you enjoy it most, so I can try it that way, too!
Enjoy, and happy cooking!