Three Easy Asian Sauces

easy asian sauces

Let’s face it, what makes an Asian dish great? The sauce, of course! Here are three fantastic Asian sauces that will turn an ordinary recipe into extraordinary! They are super easy to prepare, with very few ingredients. The sauces are paired with three of our recipes, but you can use these sauces with so many things to dress up any dish. Mix it into your stir-fry, toss it with noodles, use it as a dipping sauce… the possibilities are endless!  Sweet, spicy, delicious Asian flavors like soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, coconut milk, green curry paste, and peanut butter. You can shop the ingredients below. Super simple!

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These Steamed Vietnamese Rolls are awesome with this spicy dipping sauce. The sauce also pairs well with spring rolls, wontons, seared tuna, and dumplings!

Dipping Sauce for Vietnamese Rolls
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the chili sauce, sambal oelek, mirin wine, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, and fresh basil. Serve alongside the steamed rolls for dipping.
Notes
This amazing dipping sauce tastes great with Vietnamese spring rolls, seared tuna, wontons, dumplings, and more!

grilled beef green curry sauce

Our Grilled Beef with Green Curry Sauce is to die for! The sirloin soaks up the flavors of the coconut milk and green curry paste. You can also use this sauce on rice and noodle dishes, or chicken!

Thai Green Curry Sauce
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut milk, curry paste, and sugar. Stir over low heat until desired thickness. Season with the fish sauce.
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A delicious sauce that’s perfect over vegetables, noodles, rice, tofu, chicken, steak, and more!

chicken satay skewers

Who doesn’t love chicken on skewers? This is the perfect spicy peanut dipping sauce for our Chicken Satay Skewers. The sauce also pairs well with salmon, spring rolls, seared tuna, and more!

Asian Peanut Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon crushed or grated garlic
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Can be stored in container in refrigerator for 2-3 days or freeze.
Notes
This sauce is great for chicken skewers, salmon skewers, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls.

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Mushroom and Radish Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette

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Mushroom and radish lovers pay attention — this salad recipe will rock your world!  These gorgeous shaved rainbow radishes are the star in this salad, combined with thinly sliced button mushrooms, and zesty vinaigrette. The vinaigrette is made with Japanese yuzu juice, a sour citrus fruit used both for its juice and its aromatic rind. Yuzu is a cross between a grapefruit and lime. The juice can be expensive if store-bought so we added some fresh lemon juice to balance out the flavors. Top this salad with your favorite herbs, like cilantro or mint. We threw a handful of radish sprouts on top to finish the dish. FYI — if you can’t find rainbow radishes, the regular variety will work just fine. This, my friends, is a delightful summer salad!

mushroom radish yuzu saladThis mushroom and radish salad is A-mazing! So beautiful too!

Japanese yuzu juice

Japanese yuzu juice can be found at select Asian and specialty markets. This sour citrus juice makes a perfect vinaigrette for this mushroom and radish salad!

yuzu vinaigretteWhisk together Japanese yuzu juice with freshly squeezed lemon juice, safflower oil, salt and pepper for an easy and light vinaigrette.

watermelon radishRainbow radishes, also known as watermelon radishes, are so beautiful in this salad!

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Mushroom Radish Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons yuzu juice
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup safflower oil
  • 1 pound white button mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed
  • 2 small rainbow radishes
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Handful of radish sprouts (Daikon sprouts)
Instructions
  1. To make the yuzu vinaigrette: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the yuzu juice, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk in the safflower oil until vinaigrette is creamy yellow. Set vinaigrette aside.
  2. Using a mandolin with a setting on the thinnest blade, carefully slice the button mushrooms and rainbow radishes so they are shaved and not thick. Place in a large salad bowl. Add in the chopped green onions and cilantro. Lightly toss the salad with the yuzu vinaigrette and top the with the radish sprouts to finish.
Notes
Yuzu juice is available at select Asian and specialty markets. If unavailable, substitute 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice and ½ tablespoon fresh orange juice. If you can't find rainbow radishes, the regular variety will work just fine!

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