Fina' denne' Dipping Sauce or commonly known at Finadene Sauce. It is a versatile sauce that hails from Guam. I was at the neighbors recently for a casual cocktail party and tried their recipe for Spicy Finadene Sauce. Just a simple, little recipe brought from Guam by our neighbors and friends D & L. Big on taste and a wonderful enhancement of your food.
When I looked up this sauce I found several versions. But the basics are the same, the main ingredients are soy sauce & vinegar. I have posted two versions. My neighbors & mine. I used the ingredients I had on hand for my recipe. I compared their version to a few others, they are all very similar, just a few additions here or there. Both of ours was delicious. It will get spicier /stronger the longer it sits, melding flavors! You can also add a little water to tone it down after a few days if desired. * Just like most recipes, ingredients vary due to ingredients and amounts. One recipe even called for cucumbers, that sounded delicious as well. This dipping sauce is often used for fiesta's and is a staple in most homes in Guam from what I read. And, I can see why! It is awesome ......
Fina'denne' Dipping Sauce
The CattleQueen Cooks
2/3 cup of Soy Sauce, *low sodium worked well
1/2 cup of white wine vinegar (used what I had on hand, regular white vinegar is the norm)
1/4 of a medium yellow onion, chopped
2, 3, or 4 red peppers, seeded & smashed &/or chopped *smashing will intensify the warmth of the peppers.
1 clove of garlic smashed and chopped or 1 level teaspoon of prepared chopped garlic.
Black Pepper to taste.
Heavy squeeze of Lemon juice.
**Tabasco may be used in place of Peppers, season to taste
Mix together all liquids, then add spices and other ingredients, blend well. Store in a glass container in the fridge.
The longer this sauce sits the stronger the flavors become.
Serve as a Dipping Sauce, a Marinade, BBQ sauce, or use over Rice or Noodles.
Spicy Finadene Sauce
Recipe by D&L
50% Soy Sauce
25% Lemon juice
25% White Vinegar
Add some Chili peppers or Tabasco sauce, freshly ground Pepper, Sliced onions and small minced ginger if desired. All are to your taste.
Mix well. Great BBQ Sauce for ribs!