Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

My family would drink this dipping sauce if I let them – it’s so good with grilled chicken, fish or shrimp, but it can also be used as a spicy peanut dressing on cabbage slaw.  In that case, best to use  a combination of red and green shredded cabbage, grated carrots, scallions, and a light topping of crushed peanuts to top off each serving.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup light soy sauce (this is lower in sodium, not lighter in calories)

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp unrefined sugar

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tbsp minced fresh ginger root

1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

1 tbsp Asian sesame oil

2 tbsp chili garlic sauce or sriracha sauce

PREPARATION:

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.  If you’re lucky enough to have a Vitamix, no need to even peel or mince the ginger root – just throw it in in a chunk.  Makes about 1-1/2 cups, keeps forever in the fridge.

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