Unlike slow cooking processes where flavor has time to develop, stir frying is an abrupt and fierce collision of flavors coming together in a wok. While some choose to marinade the meat to further develop these flavors, a good store purchased or homemade stir fry sauce recipe brings together and balances the sweet, spicy, salty and sour notes.
How to Make Your Own Stir Fry Sauce
In most stir fry sauce recipes, sugar or honey is chosen to provide sweetness, while chili flakes or Szechuan peppercorns are used to create spiciness. Rice vinegar and/or lime juice often produces the sourness. Since soy sauce is the element providing the saltiness, most homemade stir fry sauce recipes will allow variance. Like mine below …which gives a ballpark estimate.
Once these four flavors have been fu...Read More