We love to dress up steamed asparagus or broccoli with this sauce. When tangerines are in season, squeeze them fresh for an especially interesting variation. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996

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  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir until lightly toasted, about 20 seconds. Add shallots and stir until softened, about 1 minute. Add zest and juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 6 minutes. Stir in chives (or scallion greens).



People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

28 calories; 1.2 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 34 mg sodium. 73 mg potassium; 4 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 142 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 19 mg calcium; 8 mg magnesium;