Vietnamese Tangerine Dipping Sauce

"David Nelsons sauce for spring rolls, taquitos and other fried items, as well as a marinade for game."
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Ready In:
1 1/2 cups




  • Combine garlic, jalapeno, sugar, and the juices in the blender and liquefy. Add the vinegar, fish sauce and mirin. Blend for 5 seconds.
  • Can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
  • * A dried pequin pepper can be used if red jalapenos are out of season.

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  1. weekend cooker
    Nice and spicy !! I used this for come cooked chicken wings, and breadsticks. Loved the tangerine flavor > Made for Gimme 5.
  2. CraftScout
    I left out the chile, because I thought my daughter might like this sauce, otherwise. She didn't, but the adults sure did. :) She has no taste! I loved the tang of it. Thank you for posting, made for ZWT4.
  3. Pneuma
    Loved this brown tangerine dipping sauce. Has a salty taste in it with a hint of spice. Used dried chili pepper in it. Wonderful combination with spring rolls. It'll be a keeper. Thank you, MarraMamba :)
  4. cookiedog
    This has a slightly sweet and tart taste. I like the surprise of the tangerine. I used an arbol chile and found that the sauce "cleared" a little upon sitting for a while. Thank you Marra!
  5. lazyme
    Excellent! This was spicy and wonderful. I made this as directed and also made Marra's Recipe #259023 which was very mild. Served them both with potstickers. They went together very well. Both are keepers in my book. Thanks Marra.

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