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spicy stir-fry sauce

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Michaela Paugh
Copley, OH

My husband begged for stir-fry, so I had to search for a good stir-fry sauce. I found a couple I liked, but I made my own and threw stuff together. This is what I came up with. He drooled and ate so much I thought he'd burst! :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Michaela's blending of stir-fry sauce recipes is a real winner! The sauce is sweet, with a hint of spice. You can use any type of protein - chicken, steak, tofu, etc. We opted for chicken, paired it with Asian vegetables, and served everything over a fluffy bed of rice. Noodles would work too. It was delish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spicy stir-fry sauce

  • 2/3 c
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1/3 c
    rice wine
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp
    garlic chili sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    minced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 c

How To Make spicy stir-fry sauce

  • Soy sauce, broth, rice wine, sugar, sesame oil, pepper, hoisin sauce, and garlic chili sauce in a bowl.
    In a bowl, combine soy sauce, broth, rice wine, sugar, sesame oil, white pepper, hoisin sauce, and garlic chili sauce.
  • Corn starch dissolved in water in a bowl.
    Dissolve the corn starch in 1/4 cup water.
  • Garlic and ginger added to a saucepan.
    Heat a pan over high heat; add the cooking oil, swirling to coat. Add the garlic and ginger (I like to use ginger paste found in the produce refrigerator section, it lasts a long time and tastes great). Cook, stirring until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
  • Soy sauce added to the saucepan.
    Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil.
  • Cooking the mixture.
    Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 minute.
  • Corn starch slurry added to the saucepan.
    Add the corn starch solution and cook, stirring until the sauce boils and thickens.
  • Adding sauce to stir-fry.
    Add sauce to stir-fry vegetables and chicken, steak, or seafood. Freezes well in small Ziploc bags. Next time you make stir fry, pull out a small frozen bag and add to stir-fry.