Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Asian Sauces

 I have made many of these sauces and needed to put them on the blog because I am sick of looking for them ( have on paper) and never know where they are!

Orange Sauce for Stir Fry
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 
1 1/2 tablespoons water 
5 tablespoons sugar 
5 tablespoons white vinegar 
1 orange, zest of 

General Tao’s Sauce
1/4 cup cornstarch 
3 tablespoons water 
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/4 teaspoon ginger 
1/2 cup chicken stock 
1/2 cup sugar 
1/4 cup good-quality soy sauce 
3 tablespoons white vinegar 
4 red chilies or use Pepper flakes (optional)

Stir fry Sauce
2/3 cup soy sauce 
1/2 cup chicken broth 
1/3 cup rice wine 
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar 
1 tablespoon sesame oil 
1/4 teaspoon white pepper 
2 tablespoons cooking oil 
1 tablespoon minced garlic 
1 tablespoon minced ginger 
2 tablespoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water 

Sweet and Sour Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup 
1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup vinegar 
1 tablespoon soy sauce 
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 
3/4 cup pineapple juice or 3/4 cup water (I use pineapple juice) 
2 teaspoons oil 

Basic Chinese Brown Sauce
In a measuring cup, combine:
2 Tbl. soy sauce, shoyu, or Bragg’s
3/4 c. water
0.5 – 1 Tbl. grated ginger
1 tsp. chopped garlic (1 clove)
1 Tbl. cornstarch
1 Tbl. Molasses

Basic Asian Brown Sauce
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Chinese Lemon Sauce
1/4 cup sugar 
1/3 cup chicken broth 
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 
3 tablespoons lemon juice 
2 tablespoons light corn syrup 
2 tablespoons rice vinegar 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 garlic clove , minced 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1 teaspoon cold water 

Peanut Sauce
1 tablespoon peanut butter (i used crunchy) 
3 tablespoons skim milk or 3 tablespoons soymilk or 3 tablespoons coconut milk (will do) 
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
1 teaspoon soy sauce or 1 teaspoon oyster sauce 
1 tablespoon chili sauce or 1 tablespoon ketchup 
1 dash chili flakes 
salt and pepper , to taste


  1. I almost missed this one. Been a busy week. Thanks so much for posting these. I always am looking for sauces to make. You make it easy for me now. YEA !!!!

    1. Makes it easier for the TWO of us!!! I was always looking for the folder and as usual never knew where I put it. Now we both can find it. Put in BROWN SAUCE in the search and it should pop up