Josh and our culinary team have experimented a little with this citrus fruit from Japan that has just appeared in our market. We have not been able to find them fresh as yet, but the bottled juice product is pretty unique and as close to the fresh fruit as we can find right now. Yuzu (prounounced YOO-zoo) is a small citrus fruit, indigenous to Japan, that is about the size of a tangerine and quite sour. The fruit is mostly used for its aromatic rind, and the aroma is distinctly different from lemons, limes or any other commonly known Western citrus fruit. Along with Yuzu juice, you can find yuzu paste, vinegar and powder. If you are interested in using this fruit, shoot me an email at email@example.com
and I can let you know where to find this uniquely flavored ingredient.
Josh has featured Yuzu in vinaigrettes for some great fish specials, focusing on an Asian theme. Think Seared Tuna, Grilled Striped Bass then pair it with a light salad of arugula, fennel, mizuna, throw in some edamame (fresh soy beans) and buzz up a quick Yuzu Honey Vinaigrette.