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Sweet-And-Pungent Sauce #2

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1/2 -(up to)
  • 1 c Vegetables
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Vinegar
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1 1/2 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/2 c Water


1. Mince garlic. Slice, dice or sliver vegetables.

2. Combine sugar, vinegar, water and soy sauce.

3. Heat oil. Add garlic and stir-fry a few times. Add vegetables; stir-fry
until slightly softened (2 to 3 minutes).

4. Add sugar-vinegar mixture. Stir in over medium heat to dissolve and
heat through.

5. Meanwhile blend cornstarch and remaining cold water to a paste; then
stir in to thicken. Pour over deep-fried meat or fish and serve.

NOTE: For the vegetables, use any of the following in any combination:
mushrooms, onions, bamboo shoots, carrots, cucumbers, green peas, green
peppers, pickles and snow peas. You may also add, at the end of step 4,
fresh tomatoes or canned pineapple chunks, lichees or crab apples. See
recipe for "Typical combinations".


1. For the garlic, substitute 2 slices fresh ginger root and 1 scallion
stalk, both minced.

2. For the oil, substitute chicken fat or lard.

3. For other substitutions, see variations 1 through 4 of
Sweet-and-Pungent Sauce #1.

4. For other ingredients that may be added in step 2, see variation 5 of
Sweet-and-Pungent Sauce #1.

5. Omit the cornstarch paste in step 5. Instead, combine the cornstarch
directly with the ingredients in step 2, increasing the water to 1 Cup.
Add, as in step 4, and cook, stirring, to thicken.

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