Ginger Sauce Recipe

Ginger Sauce Recipe

The Spruce / Christine Ma

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
51 Calories
0g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1872mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 3g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There are different kinds of ginger sauces in Chinese cuisine and one of the most popular and commonly used ginger sauce is used for dipping seafood, especially crab meat. The main ingredients of this seafood ginger sauce are finely chopped fresh ginger and rice vinegar.

The ginger sauce in this article makes a nice dipping sauce with appetizers containing shrimp, such as shrimp balls, almond prawn balls or potstickers, and they don’t require a trip to an Asian market for ingredients. You can also use the ginger sauce to brush on the shrimp before grilling.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 spring onions (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ginger Sauce Recipe ingredients

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  2. Combine the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and minced ginger in a small bowl. Set aside.

    Combine the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and minced ginger in a small bowl

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  3. Melt the brown sugar over high heat in a small heavy saucepan until it is just melted but not burnt.

    brown sugar in a saucepan

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  4. Add the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar mixture.

    add soy sauce and rice wine vinegar to the sugar in the saucepan

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  5. Bring it to a boil until the brown sugar has melted again (it will harden temporarily after the soy sauce mixture is added).

    sauce cooking in a saucepan

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  6. Remove from the heat, pour into a serving dish and garnish with the chopped spring onions.

    sauce with green onions in a bowl

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  7. Serve with potstickers, gyoza or other Chinese dumplings. 

    Ginger Sauce Recipe

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