Pestos, Dips & Sauces

Sweet Sour Sauce

Sweet Sour sauce.

The base for the sauce are Rice Flour, Rice syrup (or dark brown sugar), Soy Sauce, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water and you can make a different variety of it whenever you need.

You can use any sour fruit, all you need to do is blend it until smooth and add on to the sauce and cook it until it’s ready. You can use pineapples, kiwi, passion fruit, apples, orange, tangerine, lemon, grapes. Plumes are a traditional Chinese sauce. It all depends on what is your preference; you can add chilli or keep it plain.

Mix all ingredients well and place the saucepan over medium heat until the sauce thickens remove and let it cool off. Use it as desired over veggies or any item you fancy for a sweet, sour sauce.

Variation 

1. Sweet, sour plum sauce

1 tablespoon rice flour
2 tablespoon rice syrup (or dark brown sugar)
2 tablespoon Soy sauce
2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup of water
4 tablespoon pureed plums
1 teaspoon blended red chilli

Remove the plum pits, cut into pieces and cook in sesame oil than blend it into a puree and add it on to sauce while its boiling.

2. Sweet, sour passion fruit sauce

1 tablespoon rice flour
2 tablespoon rice syrup (or dark brown sugar)
2 tablespoon Soy sauce
2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoon passion fruit juice
1 teaspoon ginger juice.

3. Sweet, sour tomato sauce

1 tablespoon rice flour
2 tablespoon rice syrup (or dark brown sugar)
2 tablespoon Soy sauce
2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon ginger juice.

4. Sweet, sour pineapple sauce

1 tablespoon rice flour
2 tablespoon rice syrup (or dark brown sugar)
2 tablespoon Soy sauce
2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 tablespoon pineapple puree
1 teaspoon ginger juice.

You first to puree the pineapple than cook in sesame oil, cinnamon and clove. Then add to the sauce while it’s cooking.

Mix all ingredients well and place the saucepan over medium heat.
Break up all tiny balls of flour as they will harden up and get lumpy in the sauce.
Bring the sauce to a boil. Keep stirring until the sauce thickens remove and let it cool off.
If it gets too thick, add a little water and stir until smooth again.
Add a splash of sesame oil to give a smokiness flavour to the sauce.
Use it as desired over veggies or any item you fancy for a sweet & sour sauce with chips, tofu, mixed vegetables, etc.

 

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