Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Asian Pear Dipping Sauce

Recipe from Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

This sauce reflects the Korean penchant for combining sweet, salty, and nutty flavors in a single dish. Serve it with any Korean meat dish.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sake or dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 small Asian pear, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, both white and green parts, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Step 1: Combine the soy sauce, sake, sugar, pear, scallions, onion, and sesame seeds in a medium-size bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed and the sugar dissolves.

Step 2: Divide the sauce among as many small bowls as there are people, so each person has his own for dipping, and serve at once.

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