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Spicy Asian Dressing

This sauce, made from fragrant kitchen standbys, adds spicy, salty, sour, and sweet to any dish.

Spicy Asian Dressing


  • 4 thinly sliced scallion whites
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste (or 1 minced canned anchovy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients.

Reviews (4)

  • mllechocolatier 4 Jul, 2013

    I've made this recipe without using the fish paste and it tastes great without it.... actually to the point that I wouldn't even bother adding it. But yes, you could use fish sauce (which is what you'd add to a Vietnamese Bún chả dish).

  • jkboynton 10 Dec, 2010

    what can i use for a husband that's deathly allergic to all fish? :(

  • fishgirl 30 Oct, 2010

    Fish sauce would be a good substitute.

  • kaliedascope786 28 Sep, 2010

    What can I use as a substitute to the anchovy paste?

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