Orange-Miso Sauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine Summer 2004

Mild, nutty flaxseed oil, the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, provides the perfect base for salty miso and sweet orange juice. This sauce is delightful over grilled eggplant, fish and chicken or used as a salad dressing.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1/4 cup sweet white miso, (see Ingredient notes)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed oil, (see Ingredient notes) or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mirin, (optional)

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  1. Combine miso, orange zest and juice, oil, ginger, rice vinegar and mirin (if using) in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended.
  • Ingredient Notes: Made from fermented soybeans, miso is a common ingredient in Japanese cooking. There are different types of miso, in shades ranging from white and yellow to reddish brown and dark brown. Available at health-food stores and Japanese markets.
  • Flaxseed oil, pressed from flaxseeds, is a valued as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is highly perishable, so store in the refrigerator and use as soon as possible. Available at natural-foods stores.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 53 calories; 5 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; g added sugars; 12 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 135 mg sodium; 13 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 fat (mono)

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