Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Really Fast Sweet 'n' Sour Sauce

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/3 - 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 c ketchup
2 Tb cornstarch

Mix all ingredients except the cornstarch into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer, stirring continually.  You really don't want to scorch it.  Then take out about 1/2 cup liquid and mix in a cup with cornstarch until smooth.  Slowly add cornstarch mix back into sauce and give that upper arm and wrist a work out while you continue to stir and stir.  Once bubbly, stir for 1-3 minutes longer.  Ready to serve!

prep time: 3 min  (unless the kids are being marvelous helpers :} )
Cook time: 4-6 min
Yield: 2-3 cups

How's that for fast!!!  And seriously this recipe is quite versatile!  For BBQ, I add a bit o honey and maybe just a little mustard. For Hawaiian themed meals, a bit more pineapple juice and some agave nectar.  Wonderful served over rice and veggies, or in a crockpot with chicken, cocktail sausages, or sliced kielbasa.  And it is really the BEST over a bit of white rice and FRESH chunked pineapple.  Trust me on this one.

Will post pics as soon as I make it again.  This disappeared almost as fast as it took me to make it!

3 comments:

Giggles said...

Ooh, I like this idea. We'll have to give this a try real soon. :)

Marcie said...

I didn't even know this blog was around!!! What have I been missing out on. Sorry, i haven't gotten back to you. We have had visitors for over a month, Liam broke his foot, and I have mono. LIFE IS CRAZY! I miss you!!!

gabrielaskitchen.com said...

Wow! that sounds fast and easy! Have you tried making sweet and sour chicken with it?