Ginger-Scallion Dipping Sauce
Jiang Cong You 薑蔥油
Ginger Scallion Dipping Sauce is typically found as a condiment at many Chinese restaurants. My Chinese best friend was kind enough to share her authentic recipe for Ginger Scallion Dipping Sauce. It is a simple dipping sauce complementing a variety of food like chicken, noodles or seafood.
- 1 Shallot
- 2.5 inches of ginger (3 tablespoons of minced ginger)
- 3 scallions
- 1 cup of vegetable oil (canola or olive oil)
- 2-3 teaspoons of salt
- Wash the scallions and let dry. Once the scallions are dry enough, finely slice them.
- Peel the ginger and then finely mince the ginger.
- Mix the ginger and scallion together in a small bowl.
- Add 2-3 teaspoons of salt into the ginger-scallion mixture.
- Use your hand to mash the scallion, ginger and salt together then set the mixture aside.
- Preparing the oil:
- Peel the shallot and then dice the shallot.
- In a pot, heat 1 cup of vegetable, canola or olive oil.
- Once the oil is hot, put in the dice shallots.
- When the shallots turn a golden brown, turn off the heat.
- Slowly scoop the oil onto the ginger-scallion mixture (omitting the cooked shallots) and mix it together with a spoon. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Great seasoning for:
- Hainan Chicken (steamed or boiled chicken)
- Corn on the cob
- Hand drawn noodle dishes or Lo mein noodles
Serving Size: 4-6
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Preparation Time: 30 minutes