A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Tuesday, July 4

Spicey Orange Ginger Sauce

This was last nights dinner, a strange China meets Italy fusion. Weird, but whatever, it worked. And that was how Publix (my grocer) pitched the recipe to me anyways, smelling up the aisles with some really nice mystery scents. If you've never shopped at a Publix, every weekend they set up some lady in the front of the store, who cooks a recipe from their "Aprons" collection of recipes, basically, I discovered, a recipe containing a GIANT list of ingredients, usually for 2 different dishes, that share absolutely zero similar ingredients. Thus, poor shopper, must spend gobs of money purchasing alot of unusual ingredients they probably dont have on hand. Thankfully, I'm a big enough foodie freak that has an overly stocked pantry of bizarre stuffs, so I only needed to buy roast garlic (which I suppose I could have made on my own, but the convenience of this little jar I'd never even noticed before had me entranced)and orange marmelade.

The recipes consisted of grilled shrimp (sprinkled with sesame oil and Chinese 5 spice powder), and a grilled eggplant salad (eggplant grilled with a bit of olive oil, and tomatos diced and mixed with balsamic vinegar and basil)

The star of the recipes I thought was the sauce that goes with the shrimp. So I'm gonna share that recipe =)


1/2 cup ginger dressing
1 tbsp roasted garlic
2 tbsp orange marmelade
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp chile pepper paste


Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan, allow to simmer on low for approx 5 minutes, stirring, then serve drizzled over shrimp (or whatever you feel like drizling it on!) I imagine this would rock as a dipping sauce for coconut shrimp. =)


Blogger doodles said...

Lea.....I saw this at my Publix as well and the sauce does look tasty. What is the chile pepper paste? Is it found in the asian cooking section?

5:23 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

Actually its in those tubes that they sell with the produce, usually up above the fresh herbs! =) Its a little sweeter than the garlicy pepper paste you find in the Asian section.

12:06 PM  
Blogger doodles said...

well I made your sauce for some tempura shrimp I concocted and it was very tasty....thanks
Oh and thanks for where to find the pepper paste.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

haha awesome! =D Glad you liked it!!

10:52 AM  

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