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Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce

Tangy, delicious and PERFECT on EVERYTHING Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce is the quintessential sauce for every hibachi fried rice recipe, stir fry, veggie or literally ANY food you can think of to put it on! 

This tastes like MAXIUM dinner luxury and you WILL NOT believe that it is ready in 5 MINTUES!

Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce with Broccoli being dipped in. Broccoli in background.

Delicious Pink Yum Yum Sauce

Why This Recipe Works:

  • Its QUICK!
  • So EASY
  • Super delicious!
  • Uses ingredients you probably have at home already!

Here’s How It’s Done:

Step 1. 

Place all the ingredients in a LARGE bowl together.

Blue bowl with mayonnaise in it and a smaller bowl with hot sauce

Adding all the ingredients to the bowl.

Step 2. 

Whisk like crazy until all the lumps are out and the sauce is smooth!

 

A blue bowl with ingredients being whisked

Whisk it, Whisk it REAL good!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Is Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce?

Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum sauce is often served in Japanese Steakhouses’. You know, the kind of Japanese eatery where you sit in a half circle around a chef who entertains you while preparing your delicious dinner?

This chef will offer you sauces with your meal and this shrimp sauce yum yum sauce is one of them!

Is This the Same as Thousand Island?

Nope, this sauce is not the same as thousand island at all, it is SO MUCH better!

How Long Does This Sauce Last? 

You can keep this sauce in the refrigerator for about 10 days without any problems at all. Do not let it sit out on the counter for more than 2 hours.

Can This Sauce Be Heated Up?

You can heat it if you want, no problem but everyone at my house thinks it tastes better cool.

Does This Sauce Have to Be Refrigerated? 

Yes, this does need to be refrigerated. Among other things, it contains mayonnaise.

Is This Sauce Spicy?

Generally, this is not spicy, however, if you would like for it to have a little kick, add some cayenne pepper!

Can I have Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce While I Am Pregnant?

This depends entirely upon what you are allowed to have in your diet, however, this does NOT have shrimp in it. So, look at the ingredients and see if this is something that you can have.

Can I Buy Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce? 

There are options for purchasing store bought shrimp sauce yum yum sauce, however, why would you buy any when what you can make with this recipe is SO MUCH better and EASY to fix?

Can I Freeze Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce?

No, you really can’t freeze shrimp sauce yum yum sauce because it contains mayonnaise and it will separate when thawed.

How Do You Make Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce? 

Worry no more! Like me  you have probably tried other recipes for Shrimp Sauce, Yum Yum Sauce, Japanese restaurant White Sauce, Hibachi Shrimp Sauce, Dipping Sauce for Shrimp, Benihana Sauce and Terry Ho Sauce that you found on the internet.

All of those store bought sauces left you wanting something, didn’t they, however,  this shrimp sauce yum yum sauce is the real deal right here.

Where Did This Recipe Come From?

You might be wondering, “how did you get that recipe for shrimp sauce yum  yum sauce anyway”.

A friend who is a line cook shared his recipe with me and I shared my macaroni and cheese recipe with him. 

The being poured over a bowl of asian rice in a green bowl, napkin carrots in foreground.

Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce

 

You’ll Need: 

This recipe makes quite a lot. You’ll need a decent container with a lid. I usually use a Mason Jar.

If you need a good small pitcher, this one is nice.

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Tips & Tricks for This Sauce: 

  • You might want to add a tiny bit more sugar – according to your tastes. You be the boss in your kitchen!
  • Use a whisk to combine the ingredients, you’ll be much more satisfied with how smooth the resulting sauce is.
  • If you are concerned about this being too hot, first let me assure you, it isn’t hot. The spices that you normally associate with “heat” are simply flavor in this recipe.
  • Don’t limit yourself to JUST Japanese food with this sauce, you can put it on EVERYTHING!
  • Just so you know, this recipe is the same as Shrimp Sauce and Japanese White Sauce – they just have different names depending on what restaurant you are in and who you are talking to.

PRO TIP:  Allow this sauce to rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour and for 24 hours for the best flavor! The ingredients need to meld and get to know each other! 

If You Enjoyed Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum, You Might Also Enjoy…

Mom’s Holiday Rice

Simple Two Ingredient Rice

Restaurant Style Chicken Fried Rice

Two Ingredient Sausage and Rice

 

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A photo of a bowl of Yum Yum Sauce beside a plate of broccoli and rice for Yum yum sauce

Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce

This delicious recipe for Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce will have you believing that you are sitting at the finest Japanese restaurant.
4.72 from 21 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: side dish, vegetarian
Keyword: How to make Yum Yum Sauce, How do I make Shrimp Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tbs Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbs Paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ Cup of water
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or other hot sauce.

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl – may add extra sugar to taste. Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving so that flavors can meld.
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Notes

  • You might want to add a tiny bit more sugar – according to your tastes.  You be the boss in your kitchen!
  • Use a whisk to combine the ingredients, you'll be much more satisfied with how smooth the resulting sauce is.
  • If you are concerned about this being too hot, first let me assure you, it isn't hot.  The spices that you normally associate with "heat" are simply flavor in this recipe.
  • Don't limit yourself to JUST Japanese food with this sauce, you can put it on EVERYTHING!
  • Just so you know, this recipe is the same as Shrimp Sauce and Japanese White Sauce - they just have different names depending on what restaurant you are in and who you are talking to.
PRO TIP:  Allow this sauce to sit in the refrigerator for at LEAST an hour before serving.  This gives the ingredients time to meld!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 800mg33%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This Recipe Originally Appeared on the Pages of Loaves and Dishes in 2015 and with the latest update has new information, new cooking tips,  New photos, process shots and MORE! ***

A VERSE TO SHARE

Sauces are the best and frankly, a sauce is what MAKES a dish. You can take the Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce in this recipe and turn yourself into a bonafide super cook. It is no joke, actually.

However, that is not what will nourish you in the end. The only way to find that kind of satisfaction is in the word.

Our creator is here and He loves you immensely, even when you can hardly love yourself. Isn’t that comforting?

Psalms 107: 4-9

Some wandered in desert wastelands,
    finding no way to a city where they could settle.
They were hungry and thirsty,
    and their lives ebbed away.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way
    to a city where they could settle.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he satisfies the thirsty
    and fills the hungry with good things.

 

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Stephanie Wallis

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Substitute Mirin for water and it tastes so much closer to the real stuff.

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Thanks Stephanie

Allison

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

I absolutely love this dipping sauce with some fresh grilled jumbo shrimp! I added a squeeze of lemon and a touch more cayenne and BOOM! I always wondered how they made this yummy sauce at hibachi places! Thanks for the recipe! 😁

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Hi Allison! Thanks so much for leaving a comment! I'm tickled that you love the sauce!

Susie

Monday 3rd of August 2020

My husband and love this sauce. He is a tartar sauce man and has decided that this shrimp sauce is much better than tartar sauce on all types of seafood. There are only two of us, and half of the recipe was perfect for our needs. Thank you for a great recipe!

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Hi Susie! I'm tickled that ya'll love it! Thanks for coming back and leaving a comment! I appreciate it so much!

Elena

Saturday 1st of August 2020

I tried it and it tasted nothing like Shrimp/ Yum Yum/ White sauce in all the restaurants :// Even after I let it sits in the fridge for a day or 2, it tastes so much like ketchup.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of August 2020

Sorry this didn't meet your standards. I'm wondering if you maybe added too much ketchup because it shouldn't taste like ketchup at all.

Kathy Hall

Saturday 27th of June 2020

A definite must try

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 28th of June 2020

Oh Thanks Kathy!

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