Double Dipping

Are you a double-dipper? Leave a comment.
No Double Dipping!
I think we can all agree that double-dipping is a serious party foul. Surely you’ve witnessed the guy at the party grazing away at the snack table, double-dipping anything and everything in the Ranch. It seems every party has one of these guys that “didn’t get the memo” about double-dipping, which is precisely why I avoid dips at parties.

Spicy Asian Dipping Suace
Fortunately, that’s not the double-dipping I’m talking about. I’m talking about something good! I’m talking about a dip that does double-duty.

My friend, Christine H, introduced me to a delicious Sichuan Dipping Sauce that she uses as the “landing bowl” for Hot Pot; it’s the pefect complement to those spicy hot pot flavors. And here’s the double-duty: It’s also a great dipping sauce for dumplings and pot stickers! See? That’s the good kind of Double-Dipping!

I’ve come to terms that I’m addicted to this wonderful dipping sauce. So, I’m sharing the recipe with you in hopes that you’ll become addicted, too, and we can keep each other company in Sichuan Dipping Sauce Rehab.

Sure, you can call me an enabler if you like, but this dipping sauce is worth the risk. Worst case is I’ll see you in rehab!

Link to the Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce recipe.

Sichuan Dipping Sauce
I enjoy this Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce with dumplings, as a dressing for slaw, spooned over meat or fish, and as an accent to noodles. It’s that good.

Sichuan Dipping Sauce
I also discovered this wonderful sauce turns The Perfect Shrimp??? into More Perfecter Shrimp!

Do you have a sauce recipe that you use in more than one dish? Are you a double-dipper? Leave a comment.

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18 Responses to “Double Dipping”

  1. Nancy
    9/12/2009 at 8:43 am #

    I just started following you on Twitter! Your a riot I don’t know were you get this stuff. The dip looks to spicy for me but I feel just like you about double dippers. To the death LOL!!!!

  2. Ben Lovin
    9/12/2009 at 8:50 am #

    Betty is that you dressed as a cop?

  3. Jessie
    9/12/2009 at 8:52 am #

    oh gosh! I totally agree about double dipping. I think if you’re alone at home then it’s okay to double dip but at a party NO WAY!

  4. JasonJerbil
    9/12/2009 at 10:13 am #

    Hey, no double dipping as seen on seinfeld lol, of course an obvious double dip gets you the sauce to yourself, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  5. SippitySup
    9/12/2009 at 11:53 am #

    a sauce like this works hard it’s true. But nit as hard as you. KNow your a cop?

    Another great “optional” ingredient I like are Sichuan Peppercorns. Adds a very odd tongue sensation to the heat of the peppers! GREG

  6. Gera @ SweetsFoods
    9/12/2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Not always a double dipping is a bad thing! LOL
    The sauce looks and sounds totally delightful!! It’s similar to a chimichurri sauce changing sesame oil for olive oil and without ginger :)



  7. HoneyB
    9/14/2009 at 6:54 am #

    now this is some double dipping I would try! :-)

  8. Southern Grace Gourmet
    9/15/2009 at 8:41 am #

    Looks delicious, I also don’t care for ranch either. I like having my own bowl at home, so I can double and triple dip all I want.

  9. Heidi from Savory Tv
    9/15/2009 at 2:52 pm #

    I have no trouble with a little double dipping at home, but that’s where I draw the line.

    PS. They tried to make me go to rehab but I said nooo no no :)

  10. Average Betty
    9/16/2009 at 10:13 am #

    Hi Nancy!! Thanks for following me on Twitter :)
    Ben, yup… that is me dressed as Officer Betty. You can see the episode of Burrito 911 here:

    Jessie, Southern Grace & Heidi, good point. If you’re at home, double dip to your hearts content!

    Jason, yet another good point. If you really like the dip, make sure everyone SEES you double dip and then you’ll have it all to yourself!!

    Sippity, great point about the Sichuan peppercorns! If you can get em, try em!

    Mmm, Gera! I love chimichurri! That may have to be a recipe soon :)

    Quite the compliment coming from you HoneyB… don’t think Grumpy would dig it though!

    Hopefully, we were all able to stave off that trip to rehab :) No No No!

    Love y’all!!!

  11. Jody
    9/21/2009 at 8:08 pm #

    Hey Betty,

    That sauce is da bomb!!! You know I love my dumplings and just had to make the sauce to go along with them. You can hang with me in rehab anytime…lol.

    Cheers, Jody

  12. Average Betty
    9/22/2009 at 12:19 pm #

    Hey Jody!
    Thanks for dropping by! I am so happy you tried my sauce :) I actually whipped up a batch of dumplings and slaw for my friend Christine (who had the original recipe) and she really liked my version!

    Gotta have my dumplins’! See you in rehab!

  13. Cate O'Malley
    9/23/2009 at 7:21 am #

    Totally making my mouth water.

  14. Lynn @ The Actors Diet
    9/27/2009 at 6:53 pm #

    what if you dip one end, bite, and then dip the other end? it may look like double dipping – but it isn’t?!

  15. Average Betty
    9/29/2009 at 10:15 am #

    LOL Lynn! I do that at home… but at a party? I don’t know. What would Oprah do ;)

  16. Emily G.
    11/4/2010 at 3:14 pm #

    I totally agree with this website..Double Dipping is sooo gorss:(
    But yet we all find eachother doing this..But everybody makes mistakes…


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