Sweet & Sour Sauce
- Serves: 3 cups
- Active Time: 45 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Sweet & Sour Sauce• 2 cups pineapple juice
• 1 cup sake
• 1/4 cup rice vinegar
• 1/4 cup Apricot Paste*
• 3 tbsp liquid sweetener
• 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
• 1 tbsp ginger, finely minced
• 1/2 tsp chile pepper, minced
• 2 tbsp arrowroot
• 1/4 cup water
First, gather and prepare your mise en place.
To make the sauce, using a small pot, whisk together the pineapple juice, sake, vinegar, Apricot Paste, liquid sweetener, garlic, ginger and chile.
Bring to a simmer over medium–high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and let gently simmer for approximately 25 minutes, or until reduced by about a third.
Meanwhile, mix together the arrowroot and water to create a slurry.
Once the sauce is ready, slowly pour in the slurry until you reach a glaze–like consistency. The sauce should nicely coat the back of a spoon. Allow to simmer for another minute or so to cook out the starch flavor. Remove from the heat.
Use as a glaze for Sweet and Sour Tofu.
- by Chad Sarno
- January 18, 2014
*This recipe uses whole food sweeteners. While we’ve used apricot paste, you could also use pineapple or mango paste.