Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
Photographer: Susanne at dishwithme.com
This Ginger Dressing is completely CRAZY AMAZING!!!
I’m not typically a fan of most bottled dressings, BUT there is one called Mokoto Ginger Dressing (it’s in the produce section of some stores), that I love, the problem is I can only find it at one store around here. This particular store used to be my favorite store. I was there several time per week. However, as I was shopping for a holiday meal last December (2022), an employee of this store treated me incredibly rudely. I don’t know who she was because she wasn’t professional enough to introduce herself.
This blog is a passion of mine because I love sharing my recipes with you, but, it is also a business. Like many businesses, I have business cards. I pass business cards out everywhere I go. Everywhere. That is the whole point of business cards. This being the case, I was in the habit of leaving a few every time I grocery shopped. I typically left them by ingredients that were listed in my most recently published blog post. You know…recipe blog…grocery store…customers look up recipes and buy more groceries. Seems pretty logical to me.
Anyway, instead of celebrating and/or supporting a local business that was giving them business. This employee that I referred to decided to attack me for doing so. I asked her why she didn’t want me to leave them and reminded her that recipes and grocery stores go hand in hand. She had no logical reason why it wasn’t okay with her, she only said, “she just couldn’t have that.” Needless to say, I have never set foot in this particular store again. Trader Joe’s sure doesn’t have a problem with it…some cashiers think it is kind of cool and asked if I mention Trader Joe’s on my blog, which I do. I’ve even been asked for a card.
On the flip side, and I know I have mentioned this store before, but I must take a moment to brag on them again. This store is local in my community. I am talking about Bikol Express Oriental Market. They are awesome! They are always friendly, have a great variety, the store is SO clean, AND, get this, they support other local businesses by letting individuals leave business cards on their counter, including mine! Imagine that, local businesses supporting one another! What a novel idea, right? If you are local to me, go check them out. You won’t be sorry.
Okay, enough on that little tangent!
HELPFUL HINTS FOR GINGER DRESSING
Store your dressing in a jar with a lid and give it a shake before each use.
If you like a little texture to your dressing, leave it as is. If you prefer the dressing to have a smoother consistency, give it a quick whirl in a Ninja or blender/processor.
- FRESH ginger
- Fresh garlic
- Yellow onion – sweet
- Vegetable oil
- Toasted sesame oil
- Soy sauce
- Rice wine vinegar
- Baby carrots
- Granulated sugar
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
LINKS TO OTHER RECIPES
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LINKS TO PRODUCTS USED
Again, here is my grater that is use almost daily.
I use the cup on my Ninja processor to make my dressing smooth, especially because I add shredded carrots to the recipe.
I, also, use my Shun Santoku knife daily. Typically, several times daily.
- Ninja Food Processor
- Deiss microplane
- Shun Santoku Knife
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh ginger finely grated, approx. 1 1/2 inch
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh garlic grated
- 1/4 Onion grated, use the juice and the grated onion
- 5 Baby carrots Shredded/grated
- 3/4 cup Vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 cup Rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper fine to medium grind
- Grate/shred the first 4 ingredients.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk well to emulsify. For a smoother consistency, add to a Ninja or blender and blend for a few seconds.
- You will need to give the dressing a shake before using each time.
- That's it! See how easy homemade dressing are?!?!?!