How to Make Sweet and sour sauce

How to Make Sweet and sour sauce - Снимок экрана 2023 07 05 в 17.11.28
  • 100g sugar
  • 60ml rice vinegar
  • 60ml water
  • 30ml soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Per serving
Calories: 140 kcal
Proteins: 0.5 g
Carbohydrates: 35 g
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  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, rice vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup, and salt.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in a small amount of water to create a slurry.
  • Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the saucepan while continuously stirring the sauce.
  • Continue cooking the sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens to your desired consistency. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

The sweet and sour sauce is typically served with various dishes such as sweet and sour chicken, sweet and sour pork, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, egg rolls, or dumplings.

Sweet and sour sauce is a popular condiment originating from China. It is known for its distinct combination of sweet and tangy flavors. The sauce is versatile and can be used to enhance the taste of a wide range of dishes, adding a delightful balance of flavors. Whether it’s used as a glaze for meats or a dipping sauce for appetizers, sweet and sour sauce is a delicious addition to any meal.

Facts about sweet and sour sauce:

  1. Sweet and sour sauce is believed to have originated in the Sichuan province of China.
  2. Traditional sweet and sour sauce includes ingredients like vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, and ketchup, which give it the characteristic sweet and tangy flavor.
  3. The sauce can be customized by adding additional ingredients such as pineapple juice, ginger, garlic, or chili peppers to suit personal preferences.
  4. Sweet and sour sauce is commonly used in Chinese-American cuisine and has become popular worldwide.
  5. The sauce’s vibrant flavors and versatility make it a favorite choice for both meat and vegetarian dishes.
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