Ginger and Agave Dipping Sauce

Too lazy to cook much, we opted for some frozen spring rolls for dinner. Except this new brand we're trying didn't come with a dipping sauce. So I consulted my copy of Robin Robertson's Some Like It Hot and came up with this variation:

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons agave syrup
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
1/2 to 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 to 3 tablespoons water

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients, beginning with smaller amounts and increasing to taste. This makes a lot of sauce -- probably enough to accompany appetizers for 6 to 8 people -- so maybe cut in half for a dinner-for-two night.

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