Basic Asian Sauce

Jun 13, 2022 | Appetizers, Condiments, Sauce, Topping | 0 comments

Basic Asian Sauce

This is my favorite Asian sauce! I use it to marinate tofu, as a dipping sauce or as a sauce over Asian inspired dishes! Toasting the sesame seeds brings out a depth of flavor that helps to replace the use of an oil. Soooo good!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Condiments, Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: 15 minutes or less, Asian sauce, Dipping Sauce, marinade, sauce, tamari
Servings: 1 Cup

Equipment

  • Small Non-stick Saucepan
  • Small Skillet
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP Hoisin Sauce, vegan
  • C Tamari Sauce (I use low sodium, GF)
  • 2 TBSP Rice Wine Vinegar
  • C Maple Syrup
  • 6 Med Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Inch Ginger, fresh, minced
  • 2 TBSP Sesame Seeds, toasted
  • C Water
  • 1 TBSP Cornstarch

Optional

  • 1 Scallion, thin sliced

Instructions

  • In a non-stick skillet, over medium high heat, toast the sesame seeds. This can take about 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn them! remove them from the heat and set aside.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to a small sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk the sauce as it heats. As the sauce heats, it will thicken. Cook until desired consistency is achieved.
  • ***This sauce may thicken even more as it cools. You can thin the sauce by adding small amounts of water until the desired consistency is achieved.

Notes

Use this sauce as a marinade, a dipping sauce or as a sauce over your favorite Asian dishes!
This will keep in the refrigerator for about 1 week.