Monday, September 26, 2011

Make it Monday! Family Sweet and Sour Sauce!

My Husbands family have always been fans of a sauce... (well as long as I have known them anyway) I however never ate much with sauces, plum, sweet and sour, honey garlic didn't matter I wouldn't eat it until I was preggo with Delaney. 
She did dome crazy stuff to my taste buds man....

So while preggo I tried all the sauces because for some reason I wanted them! 

No I needed them! 

I couldn't eat food without them! But only one sauce stuck with me.... Robyn's mom's sweet and sour sauce...

So here you are our Family Sweet and Sour Sauce

(note: I do not make this sauce... only Hubby does because when I make it it either comes out as one huge congealed mess or is as runny as plain water... so yes that is him in the picture making the sauce. Just wanted to let you know, because while I do kinda have man hands they aren't that manly)

1/2 C Water
1/4 C Vinegar
2 Tbsp Ketchup
1/2 C Sugar
pinch of Salt
1 Tsp Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Cornstarch
1/4 C Water

Red food color

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water and add mixture slowly to the boiling mixture. Stir constantly to prevent sticking. Cool sauce until thick and serve!

We like this sauce on everything from meat balls to chicken and rice to stir-fry but you could put it on anything at all really!

This is such a fast sauce too so its easy to make on a moments notice! As well you can tweak it a bit... we usually add just a little less than 1/4 C of vinegar and it doesn't taste as sour...

Do you have any sauces that your family requests on a regular basis? Do you have a sauce or a recipe that has been handed down through your family? I'd love to hear all about your recipes! (and you never know you might just see it here on a future Make it Monday!)

(On another note after writing this post the word "Sour" looks very funny and has lost all meaning to me now....)

1 comment:

  1. Oh neat! My partner makes homemade barbecue sauce. His mom taught him how to make it when he was a kid. He never makes the same batch twice though.

    Basic ingredients are ketchup, something, sweet, something sour an Worcestershire sauce. Something sweet is usually sugar or honey. Something sour is usually vinegar.

    Sometimes he adds garlic, like if he does chicken on a grill he adds fresh garlic.


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