Spicy Ginger Spring Roll Dipping Sauce – Perfect Party Appetizers
Party, party, partaaay…. It’s almost time you guys!! Depending on who you are that can only mean 2 things, right? Super Bowl or Christmas. Maybe both? Oh! There’s New Year’s Eve too! We all have our perfect party foods. Our favorite drinks. Best Appetizers and such. One of mine? Spicy Ginger Spring Roll Dipping Sauce to go with super easy SeaPak Spring Rolls. Also awesome with Satay! Right about now, everyone’s got their ovens cranking out cookies. Truth? I have made exactly one set of cookies! Most of my party foods are not in the sweet food group. Is that a food group?
Nope. I prefer a table full of fun party foods that the adults and small frys all can enjoy. While I was at Walmart the other day grabbing stuff for Ethan’s lunch, I stumbled into the SeaPak demo. These Spring Rolls were exactly the kind of appetizers I am going for! I had some left-over take out which was perfect to give these a test go-round before the whole fam piles in for Christmas next week. Being a Food Network junkie, I knew they had an Uh.Maze.Ing recipe over there for a Thai Spring Roll Dipping Sauce. I totally had to give that a go! It was awesome! Want to try it?
- 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 2 TBS Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 TSP Cornstarch
- 3 TBS Garlic (fresh, minced)
- 3 TBS Ginger (fresh, grated)
- 1 TSP Crushed Red Pepper
In a small, heavy bottom saucepan add water, vinegar, brown sugar, red pepper, and soy sauce. Once warm (not boiling) add garlic. Grate ginger right in the pot. Now let that all come to a nice boil. Add cornstarch. Whisk, whisk, whisk…. The sauce will thicken quite a bit! Keep that whisk going for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and run thru a mesh strainer to remove garlic. Allow to cool. This spring roll dipping sauce is best served at room temperature.
Super yummy, super easy! And, I’m not alone in picking these! The Ladies Home Journal voted them as on of the “15 Best Appetizers to Serve at a Party.” Also, I’m thinking about making that Chicken Satay with this same spring roll dipping sauce. And ya know! It just occurred to me! Those Roasted Brussel Sprouts I made last week… this would be awesome to swap out for the Sriracha Dip!!
So, what say you? Are these Spring Rolls and Thai Spring Roll Dipping Sauce your kind of party food?
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