Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

How do I make the sauce for sweet and sour chicken?

By Caroline from Johns Island, SC

Answers:

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

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If you are looking for the type that you get in a Chinese restaurant, I have yet to find a recipe that is like it. I finally found a container at Smart and Final that is really good.

There are a lot of recipes on the internet, try Recipezaar.com, they have just about anything you can think of! (01/19/2010)

By michawnpita

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Three of my favorites, all are great for dipping as well as stir frys.

Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 5 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the water in a food processor or a blender and puree until the mixture is smooth.

  2. Pour mixture into a small saucepan over medium heat. Add water, stir, and bring mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for five minutes, stirring often. When the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and let it cool. Store sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Makes about 3/4 cup.

Sweet and Sour

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup orange-pineapple juice from concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine the brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in the vinegar, juice, and soy sauce. Add the ginger and garlic powder. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and bubbling. Set aside to cool.

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Jan, : ) BD

(01/19/2010)

By BDSNYD

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

PS: Adding a drop of red food coloring adds the color to your sauces. (01/19/2010)

By BDSNYD

Need a Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Here is a good sauce that I use on chicken pieces. It's darker than the sauce you have at the Chinese restaurant or buy at the store. The name of the recipe is Japanese chicken.

Sauce:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tsp of prepared mustard
  • 3/4 cup of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • dash of soya sauce
  • one whole chicken cut in pieces

Directions:

Cut up roasting chicken and place in baking dish. Combine sauce ingredients in bowl and pour over chicken. Cover and cook chicken at 350 degrees F for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes or until meat falls of the bone. (01/19/2010)

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