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Benihana Shrimp Sauce

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Rating: 4/5
11 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   2.75 cups

recipe id: 27623

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2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon garlic juice
3/4 teaspoon ketchup
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon white pepper


Whisk together.

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73 calories, 9 grams fat, 0 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in carbs.
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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Omit water and use milk just as needed to thin. Use 1 tb ketchup.

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I actually was just looking for a dipping sauce for fried foods when I found this. I think it turned out great but I have no idea if it's like Benihanas sauce of not. It was good though!

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Lots of changes needed: use milk instead of water to thin it. You won't need 1/2 cup either. Ginger should be 1/2 tsp. Sriracha instead of hot sauce. That will get you closer to Benihanas. It's a good start but needed tweaking.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This recipe was great. My family loves Kobi's restaraunt shrimp sauce and after I "doctored" it a little I would have to give it a 5 for Fantastic. I added a tsp of vinegar and a tablespoon of melted butter. I also added a little more sugar. I can't beleive I have finally, thanks to this recipe mastered this sauce. I also used powdered ingredients instead of fresh because that is what I had on hand. I left out the hot sauce too. I will use this site more often. Thanks so much.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Try using 1/2 cup of milk instead of water leaving the milk out of the mixture only adding it to thin the sauce out as desired. I have tried using many different types of hot sauce with the recipe and when ommitted only then did the sauce taste the closest to the original recipe. Also I have added 3 tablespoons of butter into the sauce and that seemed to really wake things up a bit. Let me know what you think.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Almost there, I did not have hot sauce or garlic in the house so I substituted mild taco sauce. It is good. I used a little less mayo; anxious to try it again with hot sauce and garlic.

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REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
did not taste good at all. Exnay on the ginger if anything! We did not eat it at all because of the taste of ginger was taking over the sauce.

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REVIEW: 3 star recipe rating
Tasted like watered down mayo. Was not creamy like Benihana's. Even let sit overnight. It was okay, but no where near the original.

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very tasty - used real garlic instead of powder and put some cayenne pepper in for heat - still needs more kick, but guests were still raving about it as they left the house. Excellent on grilled shrimp and with any sauteed vegetables.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I use 1 small garlic and a garlic press instead of using garlic juice to get 1/2 tbsp. In addition, I used Splenda in place of regular sugar. Still tasted very good. I did added 1/4 tsp mustard powder (as an option), since to me it was missing something. The recipe as shown is good, but I needed alittle more kick and I do not like to be very spicy or to use extra hot sauce. Refrigerate it, will make it more flavorful and it does taste good as a condiment for shrimps and fish. I will make it again.

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Jan 6, 2005

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This is a great sauce very close to restaurant. I will try with a little less mayo (maybe 1/2 cup less) next time around , We prefer a little less mayo, The longer this sat (overnight ) the better the taste .

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