Before you ask, I don’t know what makes this sauce odd flavored or why it’s called odd flavored. All I know for sure is the sauce tastes good on the lamb burgers I made last night, which is what I was going for. You can use it on any protien. I have also used it on pasta and rice. Just add a little at a time, it is very strong flavored and too much can overwhelm whatever you are using it on.
Odd Flavor Sauce
From Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes
3 TBS soy sauce
2 TBS tahini or almond or peanut butter
1 TBS Chinkiang vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 TBS sesame oil
2 tsp sugar
3 TBS oil
1 scallion, chopped
1TBS minced fresh ginger
1large clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns, crushed
Combine the soy sauce, tahini, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and salt in a small, heat proof bowl, mix together until well combined.
Heat a small skillet over medium heat, add oil and heat until the oil shimmers. Toss in the scallion, ginger, garlic, chili flakes, and peppercorns. Immediately remove from the heat and stir for 10 seconds, until the scallion and everything smells toasted, Pour the oil and scallion, ginger, garlic mixture into the tahini mixture and stir until combined. Once cool store in the fridge in an airtight container.