Asian-Inspired Dipping SaucesBy Toni Fiore • Mar 19th, 2008 • Category: Light Bites Print
These sauces are fabulous served with vegetarian wontons, potstickers, stir-fries, and other rice dishes. Easy, easy, easy…
Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
4 T. soy sauce
1 t. toasted sesame oil
2 t. Chinese red or white rice vinegar
2 t. fresh ginger root, minced
2 t. cilantro, chopped (scallion can be substituted)
To prepare Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce:
Combine all ingredients, stir, and serve with fried veggie wontons, vegetarian eggrolls, or spoon over rice.
Sweet & Sour Sauce Ingredients:
1/3 c. white rice vinegar
4 T. brown sugar
1 T. tomato ketchup
1 t. soy sauce
1/2 green pepper chopped (optional) and/or 1/4 c. chopped pineapple (optional)
2 t. cornstarch mixed with 4 t. water
To prepare Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce:
Combine first four ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Now add optional ingredients, if desired.
When the mixture is gently simmering, slowly add the cornstarch and water mixture, and thicken to desired consistency. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Toni Fiore is Toni Fiore was raised by an Italian-American father and a German mother who instilled in her a sociable nature and the love of travel and of good food. She has lived in Italy and Germany and now resides in southern Maine. She is the author of: Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian
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