November 11, 2012

Sweet & Sour Sauce

 

You probably have friends on Facebook who are posting something that they are thankful for everyday leading up to Thanksgiving.  While I am not one of those people, today I'd like to mention how thankful I am to have heat in my home.  We didn't have heat for 3 days last week, but we finally got it fixed and it's nice and toasty in here now.  Vermont in November is not the place to be with no heat, even though the temps outside haven't been too terrible.  So as I sit here all warm and snugly I can't help but think about all those people who are still without power, or whose homes were brutally damaged by hurricane Sandy.  While I may not have had heat for a few days, at least I have it back now and I have a roof over my head, so for that I couldn't be more thankful!

Back in September I did a post on making the perfect Chinese chicken, and I promised there would be future posts on a variety of yummy homemade sauces to top it with.  So this is the first - sweet and sour sauce.  This is your classic sweet and sour sauce, and better than take-out (mostly because it's cheaper).  We like ours with a little kick to it, but you can leave out the red pepper flakes if you're not into that.  Stay tuned for more homemade Chinese sauces.....

 
Sweet & Sour Sauce

1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup chicken broth
3 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp red pepper jelly
2 tsp soy sauce
3 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

Whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan on medium-high heat until hot and thickened.  Pour over cooked Chinese chicken (CLICK HERE for recipe).  Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. Hi...just wanted to let you know that your followers can't click for the recipe to the Chinese chicken. :)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. It worked when I tried it, but I reloaded the link anyway just in case. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. So glad you have heat again! I don't know what I would do if my heater broke!

    And this sweet and sour sauce is to die for! It's one of my favorite Chinese take-out dishes!

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  3. That looks so good! I might have to make it soon, and do a little post on my blog when I get my laptop back! :)

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  4. The soy sauce is listed twice.......is this correct?

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    1. No, that would be a mistake! Oops ;)

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  5. Where can I get red pepper jelly?

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    1. Around here you can find it in the grocery store, however if they don't have it at yours you may have to try checking a specialty food store. Or,if you can't find it you could leave it out.

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  6. Is it 1/4 cup ketchup?

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  7. Yes, 1/4 cup - sorry about that!

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