1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon rice wine or sherry
Heat the sesame oil in a small saucepan. Add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry 15-30 second over medium heat to bring out the flavor. Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, Tabasco, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Bring just to a boil, stirring. Dissolve the cornstarch in the wine and whisk into the sauce. Heat until sauce thickens and reaches a full boil.
Simmer for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and set aside.
BBer REVIEW: I agree, way better than the bottled stuff or even worse the dry mix kind! I think you can probably store this for a while too - so if you're going to have stir fry twice in a week make up a double batch at once.
Mar 9, 2013
New to the Kitchen REVIEW: Thank you so much for posting this recipe. i thoroughly enjoyed making the sauce. Since I'm new to the kitchen, I was surpriesed how easy it was to make (once i found the ingredients). I'm obsessed with stir fry and so tired of the store bought stuff- i thought i'd give this homemade sauce a try. It worked out great. Thanks again!
Aug 15, 2011
Jenn REVIEW: Love it... added great flavor 100 times better then the prepackaged crap you buy at the store!!! Kids and hubby loved it too. Thank you.
Oct 25, 2010
SylviaR REVIEW: This sauce was PERFECT for my stir fry, even though I had to sub water for the broth and wine! It was so delicious... thanks for posting!
Jul 13, 2010
Julie REVIEW: This stir fry sauce got rave reviews from my kids, ages 8- 15. Love the fresh ginger flavor. I doubled the recipe and used rice wine vinegar. Next time I will probably use less salt. I've been looking for a good (not too) basic stir fry sauce, and this is my new standard.
Jul 27, 2009
erika REVIEW: This recipe was super easy and very delicious!
Feb 13, 2009
Guest Foodie REVIEW: I found this sauce to lack slightly in flavor (perhaps too much broth?). It seems to be a good starting point, though, to create your own sauce.
Jun 9, 2008
jeff REVIEW: really good. used rice noodles. i substituted flour for the corn starch (just double it). and I used cayenne powder instead of tobasco and i used regular sugar instead of brown sugar. it turned out very tasty.
Mar 26, 2008
gary REVIEW: This is some good stuff and very easy to make. No need to order chinese out.
Jan 19, 2008
Guest Foodie REVIEW: This was so yummy! Next time I will double the recipe because the sauce was so good I wanted more on my chicken and veggies. Got a thumbs up from my picky 8 year old too. Not too spicy at all. I did lessen the pepper to 1/8 t. And I used white cooking wine in place of the sherry since that's all I had on hand. Will be putting this in my recipe book.