Thursday, July 9, 2009

Healthy Eating: Making your own Stir-Fry Sauce

(Chicken, Broccoli, and Mushroom Stir-Fry)

When my all-time favorite store-bought stir-fry sauce approached $4 per bottle, I decided to start experimenting with making my own. I just looked at the ingredient list on the label, and went from there. About two-years later, I think I have just about perfected it!

Do you think it's too hard to make your own sauce? Do you think it would take too much time? So did I, but I decided to give it a try, and it is very easy, and takes about three minutes! It's also very, very frugal! I haven't done a cost breakdown, but I think it is about 25c per batch, so in a way, I'm saving $3.75 for 3-minutes worth of work. That works out to be $75/hour equivalent. It's worth it to me to go to the small trouble of making my own sauce.

I use this sauce with any type of stir fry. You can adjust the seasonings to suit your family's taste.

Margery's Stir Fry Sauce

1/4 c. soy sauce (or tamari sauce, or Bragg's Liquid Aminos, which I frequently use)
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. orange juice
1/3 c. water
1 t. powdered ginger
1/2 t. crushed red pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
Mix all these in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Dissolve 2 T. cornsarch in about 1/4 c. water. Slowly add to simmering pan, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.

I add this to my stir fry about 3 to 5 minutes from the end of the cooking time.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I needed a good recipe for Stir Fry, I usually only use Soy Sauce, and that's so boring.


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