Basic Stir Fry Sauce
recipe at a glance
5 stars - 11 reviews
ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 1 cuprecipe id: 28548cook method: stovetop
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.
10 calories, 0 grams fat, 1 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon
ratings & reviews
Oct 30, 2013 BBer
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
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
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
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
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
This recipe was super easy and very delicious!
Feb 13, 2009 Guest Foodie
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
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
This is some good stuff and very easy to make. No need to order chinese out.
Jan 19, 2008 Guest Foodie
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.