Chinese Salsa Verde

TOTAL TIME: 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: --
YIELD: 1 1/4 cups
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 large bunches cilantro
  • 2 fresh serrano peppers, not seeded
  • 2 fresh cayenne peppers, not seeded
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more for seasoning
  • Pinch sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
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Directions

Combine the cilantro, serrano and cayenne peppers, ginger and scallions in a food processor and pulse to a pesto consistency. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in as much oil as necessary to give the mixture a saucy consistency, like chimichurri. Add the soy sauce, mirin, lemon juice and sugar and stir to combine. Season with salt, white pepper and more lemon juice. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

This should be made fresh daily.

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