Dumpling dipping sauce

3 Aug

Danielle wrote about Chop Chop in Leith in June. The wonderful people who brings you Chop Chop dumplings are good enough to freeze some of them for your private delectation. Here’s my favourite dumpling dipping sauce, tasty and versatile, to eat with Jian’s potstickers or your own, home-made dumplings.

Dumpling dipping sauce

Ingredients

  • Light soy sauce
  • Sherry or rice wine vinegar
  • garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • fresh ginger, finely chopped or minced
  • fresh chilli, finely chopped
  • fresh coriander, finely chopped

Optional ingredients:

  • Peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • Basil, finely chopped
  • Lime juice

Method

  1. Mix garlic, ginger, chillies, vinegar and soy sauce to taste.
  2. Add coriander.
  3. Serve.

A note on amounts

Typically, you’ll use 1 part vinegar to 2 parts soy, and as much of the flavourings as you want to achieve the flavour you are after. If this is your first ever time, take 1 small clove of garlic, half an inch of ginger, a handful of coriander leaf and half a medium chili. As you get used to the sauce, you can add or subtract amounts to suit your taste.

Variations

  • For a satay-style sauce, add a couple of table spoons of peanut butter and mix thoroughly.
  • For a Thai-inspired sauce, swap vinegar for lime juice and coriander for basil.

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3 Responses to “Dumpling dipping sauce”

  1. Fay Young 2010/08/11 at 3:53 pm #

    This is a lovely website. A mix of subjects very much after my own heart.

    Hoping you might be interested in World Kitchen in Leith, there’s plenty of scope for more cooks, more recipes, more ideas – and of course more people to come and eat the food!

    Perhaps we can keep each other informed?

    • edinburghfoody 2010/08/11 at 8:11 pm #

      Of course Fay, keen to come along on the 19th August – think that’s the next date?

      • Fay Young 2010/08/11 at 8:34 pm #

        We’ve had to postpone the 19th event – partly because of Ramadan and partly because a couple of key members of the team can’t make that date. But everyone wants to have more events so will keep you informed!

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