This dipping sauce seems to be everyone’s favorite–at least in my circle of family and friends. I have some family members who will not eat egg rolls without this delectable sauce and I serve it almost as frequently as my Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce. This recipe is really easy and fast to make. My secret ingredient (well, not so secret anymore) is the use of pineapple orange juice. It’s the perfect combination of citrus flavors and sugar which is why I don’t add any additional sweeteners to this recipe. Enjoy!
Watch the video below for instructions.
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 – 6 oz cans pineapple orange juice
1/8 tsp black pepper
Combine cornstarch with water and stir until smooth.
In a medium saucepan, add all remaining ingredients. Heat mixture over low heat, stirring until tomato paste is dissolved. When sauce starts to bubble, turn off the heat. Stir cornstarch and water mixture again before pouring into the sauce. Stir sauce for 1-2 minutes and it should start to thicken. Allow the sauce to cool for another 2-3 minutes. The sauce thickens further as it cools.
Pour into dipping bowls and serve with your favorite dishes. Enjoy this sauce with the Shrimp and Yam Toast.
Yields: 1 1/2 cups