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Sauces and Condiments

Ginger Chili Cocktail Sauce

Once relegated to stir-fries, fresh ginger has amazing versatility, adding pungent spice and punch to all sorts of dishes. Just consider this quick-roasted ginger chicken: After a harried workday, rub the chicken (rinsed and blotted dry) with the cut side ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes plus 30 minutes chilling | Serves 12 to 16
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red chile oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon snipped chives

Step 1Combine the mayonnaise, chile oil, chili sauce, ginger and chives in a small dish. (This can be made a day ahead and refrigerated, covered airtight.) Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes; serve chilled.

Note: This sauce is great with shrimp, served cold or stir-fried. Use it also as a sauce with grilled fish or as a sandwich spread with chicken, pork and grilled vegetables.
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