Oh how I love sauces! But they can’t be just any sauce. They have to be the RIGHT sauce.
I bought these beautiful hand-crafted pork and chive dumplings from an Asian market in my hood.
I steamed them and then created a dipping sauce with my “light” soy which ended up being considered light in colour, NOT light in sodium.
It just was not right. The pork of the dumplings cried out for something sweeter and I wanted something heartier so I came up with this super simple and easy-to-make dipping sauce. The sweetness comes from the hoisin and the lusciousness comes from the peanut butter. The salt of the soy sauce and the heat from the sriracha work to balance the dipping sauce.
You will need just five ingredients: 1 tsp soy sauce, 2 tsp hoisin, as much sriracha as you want, 2 tbsp peanut butter and 2 tbsp hot water.
Put the first four ingredients together in a small bowl.
Whisk in the hot water.
Whisk until smooth. If you want it thinner, feel free to add more hot water. Thicker? Add more peanut butter.
So I am adding a bit of Thai flavour to an Asian dish…
But who cares? When something tastes this good, I don’t ask questions. I just dip and eat. Yum!