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5-Minute Szechuan Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 1/2 cup 1x

Description

This 5-Minute Szechuan Sauce is quick and easy to prepare, and perfect as a stir-fry or dipping sauce.  Feel free to adjust the seasonings to taste.


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional*)
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until combined.  Taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.
  2. Use immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 4 days.

Notes

*For a thicker sauce, include the cornstarch.  (The sauce need to be heated to a simmer in order to thicken.)

**If you would like a spicier sauce, double the amount of crushed red pepper flakes.  For a sweeter sauce, add more maple syrup.