Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce

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Don’t worry, this isn’t today’s only post.  But I’ll be referring to it in several upcoming recipes so I thought it’d be nice for it to have its own post so people wouldn’t have to scroll through a bunch of other stuff to find it.

Although really, this stuff is so rock star it sort of deserves to have its own day in the sun.  I suppose it’ll have to do with just a couple of hours…

Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

* 1/4 cup gluten-free soy sauce (can substitute Bragg’s liquid aminos)
* 2 Tablespoons rice, rice wine or apple cider vinegar
* 1 Tablespoon honey
* 2 Tablespoons water
* 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
* 2 teaspoons Korean coarse red pepper flakes (can substitute regular red pepper flakes)
* 2 Tablespoons crushed, roasted sesame seeds (see note below)
* 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Directions:

In a bowl combine the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, water and sesame oil. Add the pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and green onions and mix to combine. Transfer any leftover sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Note: You can sometimes find roasted and crushed sesame seeds at an Asian store, but I just pan toasted some raw sesame seeds for a couple minutes, until they turned golden, and then pulsed them briefly in a coffee grinder.

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