Ginger Scallion Dipping Sauce is typically found as a condiment at many Chinese restaurants. My Chinese best friend was kind enough to share her authentic recipe for Ginger Scallion Dipping Sauce. It is a simple dipping sauce complementing a variety of food like chicken, noodles or seafood.
2.5 inches of ginger (3 tablespoons of minced ginger)
1 cup of vegetable oil (canola or olive oil)
2-3 teaspoons of salt
Wash the scallions and let dry. Once the scallions are dry enough, finely slice them.
Peel the ginger and then finely mince the ginger.
Mix the ginger and scallion together in a small bowl.
Add 2-3 teaspoons of salt into the ginger-scallion mixture.
Use your hand to mash the scallion, ginger and salt together then set the mixture aside.
Preparing the oil:
Peel the shallot and then dice the shallot.
In a pot, heat 1 cup of vegetable, canola or olive oil.
Once the oil is hot, put in the dice shallots.
When the shallots turn a golden brown, turn off the heat.
Slowly scoop the oil onto the ginger-scallion mixture (omitting the cooked shallots) and mix it together with a spoon. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.