Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

I'd asked SP to buy frozen egg rolls to serve alongside the Crispy Tofu with Garlic and Broccoli, but that night I forgot to serve them. Oops. Luckily I was making Spicy Garlic and Ginger Chicken with Green Beans the following week. I like dipping my egg roll into duck sauce but I can't justify buying a big jar of it and we haven't ordered takeout Chinese in forever so I didn't have any leftover packets hanging around. A quick Google search led me to this Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce on AllRecipes.

Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

What a great sauce and so simple to make. It went perfectly with the shrimp and veggie egg rolls, which were surprisingly delicious (gotta love Wegmans).

Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
As seen on AllRecipes.com
Servings: 2

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (Sriracha)

Stir the vinegar and sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely, 7 to 10 minutes; add the salt, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the chili garlic sauce into the mixture. Allow to cool before serving.
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10 comments:

  1. Yum! I've always wanted to be able to create a sweet chili sauce at home. Been relying on TJ's for years - can't wait to make this next time I make egg rolls!

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    1. This is great because you can make exactly how much you need and it's SO easy!

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  2. Perfect. I can't ever find a good eggroll sauce and we're having them for dinner tonight. I'm totally trying this!

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  3. I have always bought the store brand sweet chili sauce and it just doesn't do the trick, I can't wait to try this one.

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    1. This has a nice kick, but you can definitely modify to fit your sweet or spicy preferences.

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  4. Eggrolls are my weakness. Pretty sure I ate just a pile of them for dinner one time (maybe a couple times actually). The sauce looks pretty easy and it uses ingredients you'd probably already have in your pantry too!

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    1. I always have these ingredients on hand and it's SO easy to make!

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  5. This looks great and the consistency looks nice. I think a thick and chunky chili garlic sauce would be good in here too - I buy one with a green lid but can't remember the name.

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