Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is an simple yet delicious sauce that will go well with many different things, you may omit the pineapple tidbits if desired, and if you are not a lover of garlic you may omit that too ----this sauce goes well with my Kittencal's Chinese Chicken Balls With Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 2 (14 ounce) cans pineapple tidbits (drained and reserve the juice from both cans)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves (minced, or to taste)
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄3 cup white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- black pepper (to taste) (optional)
- Drain both cans of pineapple over a bowl.
- Add/whisk in cornstarch until smooth and combined (no need to measure out the juice) set aside.
- In a small saucepan heat oil over medium-low heat; add in garlic and a small pinch cayenne pepper; stir for 2 minutes.
- Add in ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce; cook stirring until simmering.
- Add in the juice/cornstarch mixture; bring to a boil, stirring or whisking constantly until thickened.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Mix in the pineapple tidbits.
- Season with black pepper to taste if desired.
I tried this recipe for a chinese birthday party i was throwing. Everyone loved it. They didn't think it tasted like sweet and sour sauce they have had before but they really liked it anyways. I'm not sure if i used exact measurements or not so maybe that had a little to do with it. The second day, it tasted really pineapple-ly to me. Next time i will only use a very little of the actual pineapple peices in mine...but i will try this recipe again. Like I said, it was a BIG hit at the party.
Definitely a recipe I want to keep on file! I followed it right down the line, although I did attempt to make sure that the crushed pineapple & diced tomatoes were also 'finely chopped' [trying to chop crushed pineapple is an experience, but I did have a very sharp knife]! Anyway, the result is OUTSTANDING, & I intend to encourage people to use it on poultry, fish, pork, crackers...whatever! Many thanks for posting it!
Wonderful Sweet and Sour Sauce! Very sweet with nice bits of pineapple throughout. I did not use the green pepper and served this with my crunchy shrimp wonton. I can't wait to try this with your Chicken Balls! A definite keeper!