Olive Oil Dip – Dipping Sauce for Bread

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This Olive Oil Dip is very refreshing and it can be made to your specific tastes.  I personally like the fresh herbs mixed with the salt and sour of the Balsamic Vinegar that just hugs the palate as it’s washed down with some smooth Olive Oil.  I generally dip bread sticks or pull chunks off of a french or Italian loaf.  But this can be used over Pasta or as a Salad Dressing, it’s that good.  If you like it spicy, just add some Red Pepper or Chili Flakes.  If you like more herbs or even dried seasonings like Oregano or Thyme, feel free to add what ever you want.  This only gets better over time.  So if you have time to make this in advance so it has a chance to marinate, it’s going to be that much better.

Also if you need a recipe for breadsticks I’ve included my Pizza Dough recipe at the end of the video and in the link below.  Some people like to dip their bread sticks in Pizza sauce or Marinara so I’ll include my simple recipe for that as well.

CLICK HERE for Pizza Dough
CLICK HERE for Pizza Sauce

Olive Oil Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Parmesan/Romano Cheese
1 tbsp Fresh Basil or Rosemary(both?), chopped
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, optional

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients:

1 Sweet Potato, Orange or White
Frying Oil
Season Salt to taste
Dipping Sauces

Barbecue Fry Sauce
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
3 tbsp Barbecue Sauce
1/2 tsp Soy Sauce

Spicy Mayo
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp Sriracha

Pealing the Sweet Potato is optional, but you want to cut the ends off, then slice into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices.  Fry at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 Minutes then place on paper towels.  Immediately Salt with Seasoned Salt before the Sweet potato Fries cool down.  This allows the seasoning to stick better.  For the dipping Sauces, just mix all the ingredients for each one and stir until it’s smooth, then serve.

Shrimp Dumplings and Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Dumpling

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If you love Shrimp, you’re going to love these Shrimp Dumplings.  They’re a lot like Gyoza, or what most people call Pot Stickers, only better.  Just imagine biting into one of the largest seasoned Prawns you can think of.  Now picture it wrapped in a Steamed Wonton Wrapper and pan fried to perfection.  I don’t know about you but that’s my idea of great recipe.  The only thing missing is something to dip them in but don’t worry I’ve got you covered.  As a bonus, I’ve included a Potsticker/Shrimp Dumpling Sauce recipe down below, with a video tutorial to go along with it, so there’s no room for error.  After you try that you’ll never eat Pot Stickers or Shrimp Dumplings again without it!

Shrimp Dumplings Ingredients:

2 lbs Ground or Minced Shrimp
1 pkg Wanton Wraps (Nasoya)
1 chopped Green Onion
1 tbsp fresh Cilantro
2 tsp fresh chopped Ginger
1/4 cup chopped julienne Bell Pepper
1/4 cup chopped Carrot
2 chopped Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp White or Black Pepper (Which ever you have)

Potsticker and Shrimp Dumplings
Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

1 part Sugar
1 part Warm Water
1 part Soy Sauce
1/2 part Rice Wine Vinegar
1 chopped Garlic Clove
1/2 fresh chopped Cilantro
1/8 tsp Chili Flakes or Chili Oil

Follow the video tutorials and enjoy your Shrimp Dumplings and Dipping Sauce.