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Posted on January 08, 2012 by Charles Parson

Categories : Chinese Cuisine

I would like a sweet and sour sauce like the one in the Chinese restaurant, do you know it?

ANSWER

Here is a recipe I use but it is not as sweet or red as in the
restaurants. To do this, just add more sugar and red food coloring til
it’s where you want it.

Ingredients
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 clove minced garlic
1 spring onion
1 tsp soy sauce
4 Tbsp granulated sugar
2-3 Tbsp white vinegar
2 Tbsp ketchup
2 oz water
3 drops red food coloring

Thickener
2 tsp corn starch
1.5 Tbsp water

Preparation
Heat oil and saute garlic in a saucepan (the OrGreenic set is my favourite) for about 10 seconds and chopped spring onion for about 15 seconds and then add in the rest of the ingredients (except thickener). Stir until mixed. Keep heating until it boils, stirring to make it uniform. Mix the water and the corn starch until uniform then while the suace boils, slowly pour in the thickener, while constantly stirring the sauce. Make sure to keep stirring and that the sauce is boiling or else lumps will form. Keep heating, the sauce will thicken and become translucent. If this is not thick enough, make some more thickener and continue to thicken. I hope this works for you.

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