Chinese - Ginger Scallion Sauce

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Similar to ginger scallion oil, this simple sauce is an excellent accompaniment for seafood, (especially steamed or pan-fried prawns or scallops).

Posted here for play in Culinary Quest. Recipe courtesy of Rhonda Parkinson


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20 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    water or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    brown sugar, or to taste
  • 6
    scallions (green onions, spring onions), ends removed, finely chopped
  • 1
    2-inch slice fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1
    green or red chili pepper, de-seeded and sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    peanut or vegetable oil

How to Make Chinese - Ginger Scallion Sauce


  1. Combine the soy sauce, water, and sugar in a small heatproof bowl.
  2. Stir in the scallions, ginger, and chopped chili pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it is shimmering on the bottom and very hot but not yet smoking (about 300 degrees Fahrenheit).
  4. Carefully pour the oil into the scallion/ginger mixture.
  5. It will sizzle for a few seconds. Once it stops sizzling, stir, and then let stand for 2 minutes before serving.

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About Chinese - Ginger Scallion Sauce

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

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