This dipping sauce is the perfect complement for Shrimp & Scallop Cakes, or for homemade or store-bought Asian dumplings. Sambal badjak and sambal oelek are Indonesian hot chile pastes. You can find them in well-stocked supermarkets and in Asian specialty markets. You could also use Chinese chile paste.
Grate the ginger on a box grater using the large holes. Put the ginger in your palm and squeeze the ginger juice into a small bowl; discard the grated ginger. In a small saucepan, combine 1-1/2 tsp. ginger juice with the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Warm the mixture over medium heat, stirring, just until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a small bowl, and stir in the sambal and lime juice. Serve or store covered and refrigerated for up to three days.
nutrition information (per serving):
per 1 Tbs., Calories
0, Fat Calories
0, Saturated Fat
1, Monounsaturated Fat
4, Polyunsaturated Fat
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