Dumplings — whether shrimp, pork, or vegetarian — are even more delectable when taken for a dip, and this simple, sweet sauce provides the perfect pairing. Kids can help whip it up while the dumplings cook, or it can be made ahead and refrigerated. Just don't add the scallions until you're ready to serve it.
Rub the cut garlic over the sides and bottom of a small bowl. Place the garlic halves in the bowl, then add the vinegar and sugar.
Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved, then whisk in the soy sauce, water, and sesame oil. Remove the garlic and pour the sauce into a small serving bowl (or 4 individual ones). Sprinkle with the scallions. Makes 1/2 cup.
Per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 28 ● Total Fat 1 g (2% DV) ● Saturated Fat 0.1 g (1% DV) ● Cholesterol 0 mg ● Sodium 591 mg (25% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 4 g (1% DV) ● Fiber 0.1 g (0% DV) ● Sugars 2 g ● Protein 1 g (2% DV)
Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.