How to Make Wonton Sauce

Three Methods:Version OneVersion TwoVersion Three

Wonton sauce can be used for dipping wontons or pouring over wontons. It's usually a piquant addition to an already delicious morsel. Here are a few variations of wonton sauce to make at home.

Ingredients

Version 1:[1]

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry Chinese mustard
  • 1/2 cup bitter orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Version 2:[2]

  • 80ml (1/3 cup) cold water
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 5cm (2") piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon very fine or caster sugar

Version 3:[3]

  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cardamom pod, cracked
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lb / 450 g plums, pitted and quartered

Method 1
Version One

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    Mix the mustard in a bowl with just enough water to make a paste.
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    Add the marmalade, honey, and soy sauce.
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    Mix well.
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    Place into a dipping bowl or a pourable container for serving.

Method 2
Version Two

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    Peel and grate the ginger finely.
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    Pour the water and soy sauce in a mixing bowl.
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    Add the fine ginger and sugar. Mix through well.
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    Place into a dipping bowl or a pourable container for serving.

Method 3
Version Three

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    Place the brown sugar, vinegar, mirin, tamari, star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, bay leave, and garam masala into a saucepan. Add water.
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    Bring to a simmer on medium heat. Remove once simmering. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
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    Strain the sauce. Use a colander, sieve, or muslin to strain the sauce into a bowl. Remove the spices (they can be thrown out or dried and used for something else).
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    Pour the strained sauce into the saucepan. Add the plums and simmer on medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes. Once the mixture begins to thicken, it is cooked.
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    Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Once cooled, blend or process the sauce into a smooth puree. It's fine to leave some plum pieces intact.
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    Place into a serving dish to accompany the wontons.

Tips

  • If you're having guests for dinner, consider providing a choice of wonton sauces. Label them for ease of identification.

Things You'll Need

  • Dipping bowl or a pourable jug or similar container
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden or similar spoon for mixing
  • Saucepan for version 3
  • Straining item such as colander, sieve, muslin for version 3


Article Info

Categories: Sauces