Sunday, July 7, 2013

Momufuku & Sesame-Ginger-Jalepeno Sauce

A version of this sauce is served at Momufuku's renown fried chicken dinners in New York City.  An array of sauces, condiments and lettuce wrappers come with the towering platter of Korean and Southern versions of fried chicken.  It makes a feast. 

One sauce really stuck with me after the meal. Thinly sliced fresh jalapenos and grated ginger steeped in sesame oil.  Spicy, hot, sweet, savory.  I have found that this sauce goes even better with grilled or breaded baked chicken than it did with the fried version served at Momufuku Noodle Bar.   It is simple and, while I provide my version of measurements below, very forgiving if you spill in extra oil or more/less ginger or jalepeno. 

Sesame-Ginger-Jalepeno Sauce
Makes about 1/3 cup. Recipe may be doubled

2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola or grape seed oil
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1/2-1 sliced jalapeno

Combine all ingredients and let the mixture steep 15 minutes before serving with baked chicken.
Delicious on steamed or grilled fish or vegetables too, especially happy with broccoli.