Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 5): Hot Chili Oil Dipping Sauce

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Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 5): Hot Chili Oil Dipping Sauce

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Continue with the series of versatile dipping sauces for dumplings, here is another recipe that is easy and simple yet authentic. It is promising for the classical pork-stuffed dumplings as well as other fillings including prawn, veggies, and eggs.

The recipe includes instructions to home-make your own chili oil. However, it still works just fine if you prefer the processed chili oil available at the local supermarkets.

Credit to theSpruceEats.com

Ingredients

For the hot chili oil

  • Chili flakes or chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cooking oil of any kind: 2 tablespoons

For the sauce

  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
  • Light soy sauce: 3 tablespoons
  • Chinese rice vinegar: 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil: 2 teaspoons
  • Hot chili oil: 1 teaspoon

Instructions

To make the chili oil

In a heatproof bowl, add chili flakes/powder.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a small saucepan.

As the oil boils, pour it into the chili flakes/powder, set aside to let cool.

Once the chili oil gets cool perfectly, transfer it into an airtight jar and store in a cool, dry place. You can send it to store in the fridge as well.

To make the dipping sauce

In a small bowl add all the essential ingredients including the garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon of the hot chili oil.

Stir well to combine.

Get your dumplings ready and enjoy.

To lift the flavor, add some strips of ginger or chopped green scallions into the sauce.

Tips

If your dumplings are the Japanese version – “Gyoza”, substitute the soy sauce and Chinese rice wine vinegar with ponzu and mirin, respectively.

If you are about to serve the Thai dumplings, substitute the hot chili oil with Thai chili paste and add a splash of lime juice as well.

Source:

Dumpling Dipping Sauce https://www.thespruceeats.com/chinese-dumpling-dipping-sauce-p2-4118755 Accessed September 22nd, 2019

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