Magic sauce

roasted carrots with magic sauce
roasted carrots with magic sauce photo by jonathan gayman


1 cup kecap manis* (Indoesian sweet soy sauce)
¼ cup sambal or chili-garlic sauce
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. fish sauce or lime juice


• In a mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Sauce will keep in the refrigerator up to 4 weeks.

* Kecap manis is available at international grocery stores, or you can make your own by combining equal parts soy sauce and brown sugar and cooking over low heat until it reaches a thick, syrupy texture.