We celebrated the 4th of July yesterday with the standard BBQ fare. Today we used some garden fresh veggies and found this yummy chinese brown sauce recipe that was the perfect compliment to any stir fry. It is a basic recipe that uses pantry items and creates a fabulous flavorful sauce. Needless to say there were no leftovers. If you like a little heat in your sauce simply add a little red pepper flakes or chili oil. This recipe has limitless possibilities and is a definite keeper in my book.
Basic Stir Fry Sauce (Chinese Brown Sauce)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon oil
Step 1: In a bowl mix soy sauce, brown sugar, chicken broth and corn starch. Make sure the mixture is well combined and set aside.
Step 2: Add 1 teaspoon of oil to a wok or saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add the chicken broth mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce becomes thickened and bubbly.