Sweet and Sour Sauce is a tangy and sweet sauce commonly used in Asian cuisine to accompany meat, seafood, and vegetable dishes. The sauce typically contains a combination of vinegar, sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce. Some recipes may also include pineapple, bell peppers, and other vegetables to add additional flavor and texture.
Nutritionally, sweet and sour sauce is high in sugar and sodium, which can be detrimental to health if consumed in excess. However, it may also provide some nutritional benefits from the vegetables used in the recipe, such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
The origins of sweet and sour sauce can be traced back to China, where it is a traditional sauce used in a variety of dishes. It has since become a popular condiment in many countries around the world, particularly in Asian and Western cuisine.
Sweet and sour sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used as a dipping sauce, glaze, or marinade. It can be found in most Asian grocery stores and can also be made at home with fresh ingredients. As with any condiment, it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Brush this sauce over grilled chicken, pork or vegetables for excellent flavor.
Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. set aside.
In a small sauce pan combine the remaining ingredients . Heat and stir until bubbling.
Slowly add the cornstarch water mixture to the sauce. simmer and stir for 3 minutes.
The sauce will be thickened and smooth when done. serve warm.
Make about 1 1/4cup or 300ml.