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    • Corona
    • By Corona 21st Sep 16, 11:53 AM
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    Home made stir fry sauce ?
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    • 21st Sep 16, 11:53 AM
    Home made stir fry sauce ? 21st Sep 16 at 11:53 AM
    One of my favourite ways of using up stuff left over in the salad drawer is a stir fry and very economical too - but not as economical if I need to buy ready made sauces. Does anyone have a favourite way of making a home made stir fry sauce from cupboard ingredients? Thanks.
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    • maman
    • By maman 21st Sep 16, 12:09 PM
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    For chicken, I cook the strips of meat in 2 tbs of honey and 1 of soy sauce (no oil needed) then add the veg and cook that. Before serving I stir through a good shake from a bottle of lime juice.
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    • By Oakdene 21st Sep 16, 12:11 PM
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    Chilli, ginger, lime & soy sauce...
    • AnnieO1234
    • By AnnieO1234 21st Sep 16, 12:20 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 12:20 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 12:20 PM
    Soy, chilli, garlic, ginger, 5 spice, pineapple, lime, lemon - play about and have a look. Jack Monroe has a sweet n sour sauce recipe that's quite simple. Xxx
    • elsiepac
    • By elsiepac 22nd Sep 16, 8:42 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:42 AM
    Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:42 AM
    3 tbsps rice vinegar
    3 tbsps soy sauce
    2 tsps sesame oil
    1 tbsp agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, coconut nectar etc)
    1 1/2 tsps fresh ginger, minced/grated
    2 cloves of very finely chopped garlic
    1/4 tsp chilli flakes
    Few pinches of black pepper

    Just mix all together then add to the pan a couple of minutes before your stir fry is ready to serve.
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    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 22nd Sep 16, 9:12 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:12 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:12 AM
    I make one up on the spot. I find you need

    something sour
    something salty
    something spicy or sweet (chilli or honey for example, both is also fine)
    Oil

    You can also add nut butters.

    I always use ginger and garlic because we like them, but they're also optional. I've used random vinegars, maple syrup, powdered and fresh spices etc. If it doesn't taste right I add something else.
    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 22nd Sep 16, 11:15 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 11:15 AM
    For a Chinese style brown sauce........

    Cornflour
    Soy sauce
    V small dash sherry
    All mixed with cold water if needed, pour over cooked meat/veg and stir until thickens. Serve.
    • Thistle-down
    • By Thistle-down 22nd Sep 16, 12:30 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:30 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:30 PM
    Soy sauce mixed with marmalade and a bit of ketchup and garlic powder is nice, I've also used apricot jam.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 22nd Sep 16, 12:33 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:33 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:33 PM
    - Tomato Ketchup or Brown Sauce
    - Chinese 5 Spice or Thai 7 Spice
    - Crushed chillies
    - Soy sauce

    Optionally...

    - Peanut Butter
    - An egg (especially good with wok-fried noodles or beansprouts).
    - Garlic powder

    With a couple of spice jars in the cupboard and standard items from the fridge, you can easily make a basic stirfry sauce. I don't buy the pre-made sauces any more.
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    • claireyfairy82
    • By claireyfairy82 22nd Sep 16, 12:51 PM
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    I make singapore noodles with medium curry powder, teriyaki marinade (bottle lasts for ages I only use about 3 tblspns at a time), garlic, soy sauce and an egg, just chuck any meat or veg and some egg noodles in.


    You can add chinese 5 spice too.
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    • Anne_Marie
    • By Anne_Marie 22nd Sep 16, 8:00 PM
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    Thai 7 spice is good too, especially if you like more of a kick.
    • trolleyrun
    • By trolleyrun 22nd Sep 16, 9:52 PM
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    I completely cheat and use flavourpots. I mix the chilli one with soy sauce, ketchup, honey and a dash of hot water. It's really spicy though!
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