Minimal Katsu Sauce

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Katsu sauce is basically Japanese BBQ sauce.  You've encountered it if you've ever had katsu chicken/pork/beef at a Japanese restaurant.  If you want to know katsu, I have a decent recipe here.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 39g
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 12 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 975mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Traditional katsu sauce is a combination of ketchup, soy sauce, Worchestershire sauce, mustard (powder or dijon), a dash of garlic powder, a dash of salt… see what I mean?  Japanese BBQ sauce.  I'll do a traditional sauce at some point, but here's a pared-down minimalist sauce.  It's not traditional, but it works really well.  Personally, I like how the banana sauce does the heavy lifting, so you don't need a lot more.

So, mix together:

  • 3/4c banana sauce (I like Jufran)
  • 1/4c soy sauce
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

Mix together and let stand, covered, in the fridge for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.  An hour is better.