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Sweet-Hot Asian Dipping Sauce Recipe
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Sweet-Hot Asian Dipping Sauce Recipe

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This Asian-inspired sauce from our Test Kitchen is a delicious dip for egg rolls or veggies. It can also be used to make a sweet-tangy vinaigrette.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 20 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Process: 20 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canning salt

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 54 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, bring sugar and vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Ladle hot liquid into six hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 20 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 6 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude. Serve dipping sauce with assorted fresh vegetables or your favorite hot appetizers. To make a vinaigrette, combine 1 part dipping sauce with 2 parts oil and toss with cut fresh lettuce.
Originally published as Sweet-Hot Asian Dipping Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p213

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 54 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"I made a third of this recipe to use with our "Homemade Chinese" takeout-style dinner. Besides using it with egg rolls and crab rangoons, we put dabs on our sliced pork. It is also good stirred into a vegetable stir-fry...bean sprouts, onions, tri-color peppers, scallions, etc. It's a keeper!"

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