How to Make Chinese garlic sauce

How to Make Chinese garlic sauce - 1 31
  • 100g garlic cloves
  • 30g ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
Per serving
Calories: 139 kcal
Proteins: 2 g
Fats: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 14 g
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  • Peel the garlic cloves and mince them finely.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili sauce, sugar, cornstarch, and water. Stir well to dissolve the cornstarch completely.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan or wok over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and ginger to the hot oil and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant and lightly golden.
  • Pour the sauce mixture into the pan with the garlic and ginger. Stir constantly until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool slightly before transferring it to a serving dish.

Chinese garlic sauce is a versatile condiment that can be served with various dishes. It goes particularly well with stir-fried vegetables, grilled meats, steamed dumplings, noodles, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls.

Chinese garlic sauce is a flavorful and spicy condiment that adds a delightful kick to dishes. It is characterized by the pungent taste of garlic, the tanginess of vinegar, the heat of chili, and the savory notes of soy sauce. The sauce’s thick and glossy consistency makes it perfect for coating and enhancing the flavors of stir-fried or grilled dishes.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Garlic is known for its health benefits, including its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
  2. The sauce is commonly used in Chinese cuisine to add flavor and heat to various dishes.
  3. It is important to adjust the amount of chili sauce according to your preference for spiciness.
  4. Chinese garlic sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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