Sweet & Sour Sauce

You all seem to be such proficient chefs. Well here is a place to share some of that cooking knowledge. Or do you have a cooking problem? Ask away. Jams and chutneys go here too.
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Sweet & Sour Sauce

Post: # 176959Post TheGoodEarth
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:24 pm

I was just wondering what to cook over the weekend and remembered and old favourite. It is delicious so I though I would share it with you guys.

4 tablespoons tomato puree
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons tabasco sauce (use 2 for a milder sauce)

This makes quite a thick sauce so you will need to add some water until you get to the right consistency. Just mix it all together in the pot with some water and add chicken.

I usually cook large chunks of chicken in this sauce for about 15/20 minutes and then serve with some stir fry veg and rice or noodles.

Don't expect the gloopy type sauce you get from Chinese restaurants, it's much better than that.

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Re: Sweet & Sour Sauce

Post: # 176963Post Loobyloo
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:01 pm

I'll definitely be giving that a go!

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Re: Sweet & Sour Sauce

Post: # 177841Post indy
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:17 pm

I tried this last night with some left over pork and some noodles that had been loitering in my pantry for goodness knows how long (but were perfectly fine) and it was absolutely scrumptious! Thank you :salute:
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Re: Sweet & Sour Sauce

Post: # 177847Post Brij
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:14 pm

I know a gloopy recipe if anyone's interested! :mrgreen:
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Re: Sweet & Sour Sauce

Post: # 177908Post Green Aura
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:07 am

It's very similar to the mix I use for spareribs. The only difference is that I use honey instead of brown sugar. And it is yummy indeed.
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