If you've been 'round these parts a while, you may have heard tales of a dipping sauce so private, so hush-hush, so off-the-map, so mysterious, so Kabbalistic, so covert that it can only be referred to as secret.
Ever since community member DHorst mentioned it in her Community Corner interview last week, folks have been clamoring for it. Having tasted it, I can confirm that it is indeed magnificent stuff. Garlicky, a little sweet, a little funky, and eminently dippable (I'm having it on a braised pork sandwich today), you'll find yourself using it for all kinds of things around the kitchen.
Thankfully, Diana was kind enough to let the cat out of the bag. Head on over to her Talk thread for the full recipe.
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