Chinese Ginger Dipping Sauce (2 recipes)

Recipe #1


•    1/2 cup light soy sauce
•    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
•    2 teaspoons minced ginger
•    2 tablespoons brown sugar
•    2 spring onions (green onions, scallions), chopped
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, red wine vinegar and minced ginger. Set aside.
In a small heavy saucepan, melt the brown sugar on high heat, stirring rapidly, until it is just melted but not burnt. Add the soy sauce and red wine mixture. Bring to boil until brown sugar is melted again (it will harden temporarily after the soy sauce mixture is added).
Remove from the heat, pour into a serving dish.

Recipe 2


•    1/4 cup thin soy sauce
•    1/4 cup Chinese chinkiang vinegar
•    1/4 cup sliced scallions
•    1 teaspoon minced ginger
•    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
•    1 teaspoon sugar 

Combine all ingredients.