Homemade Yum Yum Sauce

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Japanese steak house sauce at home…

You’ve likely had deliciously creamy, slightly spicy Yum Yum sauce at Japanese hibachi steak houses. It works so well with so many things – steak, shrimp, fries, fried rice, and vegetable crudité just to name a few. It’s very tasty and – good news – very simple to make at home. In fact, homemade yum yum sauce take just minutes.

The heat in our homemade Yum Yum sauce is mild. It’s just a little touch of paprika, an even tinier dash of cayenne, plus a little pungency from garlic powder. Want it spicier? Ramp up the heat by doubling the cayenne to 1/2 teaspoon to start. Add more, then, as needed. Make sure to rest the sauce for at least one hour prior to using to allow the flavors to completely meld. The sauce won’t quite have the right Yum Yum flavor until then.

Want to see more ideas for this terrific sauce? Check out our post that breaks down six delicious Yum Yum sauce uses. And if you want to discover even more spicy sauces, be sure to check out our recipe index. There are dozens of delicious options that’ll make your dishes come to life.

homemade yum yum sauce

Homemade Yum Yum Sauce

Delicious on steak and much more
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Sauce
Keyword: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 64kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour prior to using to allow the flavors to fully meld.

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Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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