Easy Stir Fry Sauce
photo by Andrew Purcell
- Ready In:
- 2 -3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger (or a bit of fresh minced ginger)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce or 1/2 cup tamari soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar or 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 1 1/2 cups beef broth or 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (I use chicken broth if my stir fry will have chicken, etc.)
- Combine all ingredients in a large glass jar with a lid.
- Screw lid on.
- Shake well.
- Can store in fridge up to 2 weeks.
- Shake well before using.
- To use sauce: stir fry your vegetables and meat as desired, add appropriate amount of sauce, bring to a boil, boil for 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
Questions & Replies
Good basic sauce, with some hot sauce or red pepper flakes it has much more flavor, you can control the heat as desired. With that addition I'd give it 5 stars, but added heat is a matter of personal preference it certainly is quick and easy. I didn't have fresh garlic so I used both granulated garlic and some jarred minced garlic and that worked well. I made a half recipe and found that was enough for 3 generous servings with no shortage of sauce on them. I did stir in just a little of a Yoshida's original sauce into my completed stir fry dish because my husband loves that flavor, but I think this recipe would stand alone very well. I made this recipe with a packet of sodium free beef Herb Ox since it has no sodium and I used low sodium soy sauce and for the vinegar I opted for rice vinegar. I think that may be a must for a good stir fry sauce. I made it into an asparagus and beef stir fry with mushrooms, green onions, fresh Cutie segments and leftover sliced rib steak. I served it over rice.
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