Sauces, dips, and seasonings are just a few of the products readily available at all supermarkets to enhance just about any recipe. But have you ever realized just how much they cost? Or, even worse, what’s really in them?
Ditch the chemicals and preservatives and start saving yourself a couple bucks by making your own!
A friend recently asked me for stir fry sauce ideas. I thought I’d post the outcome here for others to enjoy.
- 1 tbsp. oil (I prefer olive or grapeseed for this recipe)
- 2 or 3 tbsp. organic, GF soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. sweetener of preference (sucanat, brown sugar, honey)
- 1 tbsp. raw sesame seeds
- Pinch of ginger root, peeled & minced (optional)
- 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- A little heat! I like using a big spoonful of Chili Garlic sauce, but hot sauce works too
- 3/4 cup chicken or veggie broth (this is mainly for added flavour – if you prefer, plain old water works too)
- 1 tbsp. thickener – GF flour, cornstarch, or tapioca starch
Add all ingredients together in small bowl except for the broth (water) and starch. Whisk smooth.
Directly before adding to your stir fry, dissolve starch in broth in a separate bowl. Once dissolved, add to the rest of sauce, whisk, and coat stir fry.
C’est tout! Simple, flavourful, and best of all, much better than spending $5-10 on a single jar of sauce. Once you have these ingredients in your pantry, you can make this sauce over and over again.