Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sweet Asian Dipping Sauce


This is a very yummy sweet-tangy-aromatic sauce that I first tried at Dagmar's. She served it with chicken skewers, but this was so good I could have eaten it with a spoon. It goes equally well with dumplings, something fried, spring rolls, shrimp... whatever, really. It's not bad dipping lettuce or veggies in either!

Dagmar used fresh chili, I didn't have any at home so I used a bit of sambal oelek which is basically crushed chili in oil. I also played a bit with the proportions. Feel free to experiment!

Sweet Asian Dipping Sauce
Serves 2

75 ml rice vinegar
80 g sugar
1-2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
1/2 - 1 tsp sambal oelek
1 tbsp roasted peanuts, finely chopped

Mix rice vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and let it reduce for a few minutes. Remove from heat and leave to cool. Then, stir in all remaining ingredients. You might want to add a bit more rice vinegar if the sauce is too thick at this point.

Recept på engelska:
Söt asiatisk dippsås


thepassionatecook said...

this looks like it's a winner! i love asian dipping sauces and this one with the peanuts sounds very tempting! already bookmarked!
ps my daughter (you've met carolin, right?) is in stockholm at the moment, competing in a singing competition... keep your eyes open for her, she will be strolling around town a bit in the next few days if it's not too cold - and please report back if she's not behaving ;-)

Elin said...

oh thats my kind of food!

dp said...

In Thailand we call this ajad. I also like it with diced cucumber and diced onion and a splash of fish sauce. It's commonly served with satay and fried fish cakes seasoned with red curry. Very popular. I also like to serve it with massaman curry. It gives everything a fresh, light taste.

Yini Cheah said...

I think I must have had this before, but not sure what's it made of. Thanks for the recipe and dp too!

Anne said...

Johanna - oh, how fun for her!! Tell her to call me if she needs anything! She should be fine weather-wise, it's *finally* getting warmer :)

dp - thank you so much! Cucumber and onion sounds like great additions.