Asian Essentials: Dim Sum Dipping Sauces

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

For this year’s Independence Day celebration, I am doing a small plates dinner outside, where we can eat and watch the fireworks from the nearby country club.

Doing several types of Dim Sum (steamed beggars pouches, pork siu mai, and pot stickers); and to further mix it up, there will be a tapas bar.

Here are three of the sauces that I am making. All of them are great; just depends of your tastes.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Comments:
Serves:
Several
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • SAUCE #1 – SWEET WITH LOTS OF HEAT

  • 1/4 c
    fish sauce
  • 1/4 c
    filtered water
  • 3 Tbsp
    lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar, plain variety
  • 1 Tbsp
    white sugar, granulated variety
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 medium
    thai chili including seeds, thinly sliced crosswise
  • SAUCE #2 – SWEET WITH SOUR NOTES

  • 2 Tbsp
    sriracha
  • 1/2 c
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 2 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • SAUCE #3 – SAVORY WITH A BIT OF HEAT

  • 1/4 c
    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 1/4 c
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    filtered water
  • 3 tsp
    white sugar, granulated variety
  • 2 tsp
    gingerroot, freshly minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 medium
    scallion, minced

How to Make Asian Essentials: Dim Sum Dipping Sauces

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Sauce #1 – Sweet with lots of heat
    Add the water to a small saucepan, over medium heat. Add the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and allow to return to room temperature before serving, about an hour.
  4. Sauce #2 – Sweet with sour notes
    Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, and serve.
  5. Sauce #3 – Savory with a bit of heat
    Add the tamari, vinegar, and water to a small saucepan, and bring up to a simmer. Add the sugar, and stir to dissolve. Add the remaining ingredients, take off the heat, and allow to come to room temperature before serving, about an hour.
  6. PLATE/PRESENT
  7. Use them as dipping sauces for all your favorite Asian foods. Enjoy.
  8. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Asian Essentials: Dim Sum Dipping Sauces

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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