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Chinese Style Sweet and Sour Sauce

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a Basic Sweet and Sour Sauce. This sauce may be used for Asian and other foods. A blend of rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and some spices, this is a very simple way to make a zesty sauce.
  Rice vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Ketchup 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Teaspoon

In a small pot, mix together 1/3 cup rice vinegar, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon ketchup, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. In a small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 4 teaspoons water until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to the pot of sauce mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook for about a minute or so, until the sauce is thickened and bubbly. Pour into a small bowl for serving. Cool until just lukewarm, or serve chilled. You can use this sauce for dipping cooked foods, like chicken fingers, pork, fish, and shrimp. It has a delightful, piquant flavor that you are sure to enjoy! --Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Why spend a fortune in ordering a takeout when you can make your own super tasty Chinese dish at home? Bring the flavors of China to your table with thus speedy, light and zesty sweet-sour sauce that makes for great addition to noodles, dim sums, koithos and more. Betty’s version of this sweet-sour sauce is as good as the authentic version, simple and sumptuous enough to spice up the flavor of the most boring dishes.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 279 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.01 g0.01%

Saturated Fat 0 g0.01%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 450.4 mg18.8%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.13 g0.52%

Sugars 63.6 g

Protein 0.34 g0.68%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 0.1% Iron 0.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chinese Style Sweet And Sour Sauce Recipe Video