Rating: 4 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a thick, spicy, tangy, sweet, savory Asian sauce, super quick and easy. Perfect as a dipping sauce and marinade. I usually make my own since I have problems with MSG that are normally found in most prepared store-bought sauces. This is a versatile sauce for finger foods and appetizers, for marinating pork, chicken, beef, tofu, and vegetables, as an addition to barbeque sauces, or to complete dishes like mu shu pork, onion pancakes, pot stickers, and dim sum.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, tahini, molasses, apricot jam, brown sugar, miso, five-spice powder, and red pepper flakes in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Seal jar and shake vigorously to combine.

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Cook's Notes:

Mix ingredients in a mixing bowl instead of shaking in a jar, if preferred.

Substitute peanut butter for the tahini, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

33 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 3.8g; fat 1.7g; sodium 770.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2016
A little thinner than the store bought version but the taste is superior. Excellent recipe! If you are sensitive to heat leave the pepper flakes out and it will still be just as flavorful. Read More
(4)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2017
Reading the reviews and negative responses...there is no ginger in the recipe so how could your Mom dislike it? A little thin but tasty? Read More
(1)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2016
A little thinner than the store bought version but the taste is superior. Excellent recipe! If you are sensitive to heat leave the pepper flakes out and it will still be just as flavorful. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2017
Reading the reviews and negative responses...there is no ginger in the recipe so how could your Mom dislike it? A little thin but tasty? Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2017
good but a little thin and for some reason my mum hated the ginger. She said compared to hoisin from the restaurant it tasted off she was the only one though. Read More
(1)
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