Mirin is a commonly used seasoning in Japanese cuisine. The viscous structure of mirin gives dishes a nice shine and the taste is sweet, full and round, with a hint of umami. This popular seasoning is also known as sweet sake. Good mirin has an alcohol content of around 14%. Mirin is everyone’s friend. The sweet taste has the wonderful property of bringing flavors together in a dish and removing unpleasant meat and fish smells. A commonly used combination for marinades is mirin, shoyu or tamari, sushi vinegar and sesame oil
Ballymaloe Classic French Dressing marries a gentle balance of Greek cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and pure sunflower oil with white wine vinegar, mustard, garlic and seasoning. Our Classic French Dressing is great for pasta salads, vegetables and mixed leaves. Simply drizzle our Classic French Dressing over freshly-cooked potatoes, with a handful of mixed herbs, mayonnaise and some chopped scallions to make the perfect potato salad.