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Korean Dipping Sauce

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 3 mins
Total time 3 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 tablespoon)
Look for roasted ground sesame seeds at ­Korean markets. They're not ground to a powder but crushed a bit. You can make your own by toasting sesame seeds until deeply golden, allowing them to cool, and crushing with a mortar and pestle. Serve this sauce with Scallion Pancakes and Shrimp Mandu.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons roasted ground sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 red jalapeño pepper, sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 12
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.6 g
  • carbohydrate 1.7 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 196 mg
  • calcium 3 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add onions and jalapeño.