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.
Notes
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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Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

chicken satay skewers

Main, Poultry, Starters | February 21, 2017 | By

How many ways can you cook chicken? Stop hitting yourself over the head with a meat mallet because you’re stuck on the same old recipes! Find some wooden skewers and make this easy and fun-to-eat chicken dish! You can serve it as a starter, or make it a main course with steamed rice on the side. I’ve skewered it with both chicken cutlets or cut-up chicken breasts. Either will do. The chicken doesn’t take long to grill using an indoor grill pan or outdoor grill, so stay on top of it! If you have any leftovers, top a salad with this chicken — so tasty!

Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the Marinade
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • Handful chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken tenders
  • 8 bamboo skewers soaked for 30 minutes
Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • 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. In medium sized bowl, combine fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, sambal oelek, lime juice, ginger and cilantro. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Put marinade in large plastic baggie and add chicken tenders. Refrigerate for one hour. Remove chicken from marinade (discard) and thread each chicken tender onto a bamboo skewer.
  2. Heat a grill pan or grill on medium-high. Spray with cooking spray first so chicken doesn't stick. Grill chicken 2 to 3 minutes on each side until cooked through and light grill marks appear. Serve with dipping sauce.
To make dipping sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Notes
Also good with rice on the side if serving as an entree.

Sambal oelek can be found at specialty Asian markets and select grocery stores.

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