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Dipping Sauce, Making Simple, All Purpose

The use of sauces is indispensable in Chinese cooking.  The Chinese have a great variety of sauces, with unique flavors and purposes.

Here is a simple, all-purpose dipping sauce to prepare ahead of time:

Dipping Sauce Step 1

Combine 1 cup ketchup, ½ cup soy sauce, ¼ cup each hoisin sauce and vegetable or chicken broth, 2½ tablespoons sugar or honey, 1 tablespoon each Worcestershire sauce and sesame oil, 1 teaspoon chili oil, and ¼ teaspoon white pepper in a medium bowl.
Dipping Sauce Step 2

Stir to completely blend all the ingredients.

Chill the sauce in the refrigerator about 30 minutes before using with Golden Vegetable Balls, and many other vegetable, seafood, or meat recipes.

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