What's in Sweet and Sour Sauce?
Sweet and sour sauce is made with basic ingredients found in the kitchen. The recipe can be changed according to taste. Mainly used materials; white sugar/brown sugar, cornstarch, water, soy sauce, ketchup and vinegar.
Sugar: It is used to add sweetness to the sauce.
Vinegar: It adds sourness and acidity to the sauce.
Ketchup: It gives flavor and color to the sauce.
Soy Sauce: It gives flavor and sourness.
Water or Pineapple Juice: It gives flavor and texture to the sauce.
Cornstarch: It thickens the sauce.
How to Make Vegan Sweet and Sour Sauce?
This sweet and sour sauce recipe is vegan. However, you can use low-sodium tamari instead of soy sauce. You can choose maple syrup as sugar. You can use rice vinegar instead of white vinegar.
How to Make Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Sauce?
To make this sweet and sour sauce recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free soy sauce instead of soy sauce. Also make sure the type of ketchup you buy is gluten-free.
To prepare the gluten-free sauce, add rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, tamari and garlic to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch and water well. Then add the cornstarch mixture to the pot and stir until the sauce boils. Cook until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy. Use while the sauce is hot or let it cool. Serve as a dip or with a main course.
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How to Store Sweet and Sour Sauce?
This homemade sweet and sour sauce can be stored in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Make sure the sauce has cooled completely before putting it in the refrigerator. You can also freeze this sauce for up to 3 months. Let the sauce thaw overnight in the refrigerator, warm it up on the stove before use.