Sweet and Sour Sauce

The French may not consider it to include to be one of the Mother Sauces, but it is undeniably one of the best sauce ever invented. I been serving Sweet and Sour Sauce as a dipping for Pork Spring Rolls, Seafood or Vegetable Tempura. And the best use of it is to add some vegetable and tidbits of pineapple to make Sweet and Sour Maya-maya, Sweet and Sour Salmon Steak, Sweet and Sour Meatballs or Sweet and Sour Chicken Breast. 

The list of things you can do to Sweet and Sour Sauce is almost endless…

Sweet and Sour Sauce with vegetables and pineapple for topping to any Sweet and Sour meals. Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet and Sour Sauce with vegetables and pineapple for topping to any Sweet and Sour meals.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet and Sour Red Snapper Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet and Sour Maya-maya
Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet and Sour Salmon Steak Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet and Sour Salmon Steak
Photo by Nino Almendra

I know alot of you get intimidated in preparing Sweet and Sour Sauce, I’m one of you for quite a long time. And I wish you also dive into cooking your own Sweet and Sour Sauce after you see how easy I’ve done it.

Sweet and Sour Sauce  Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Sweet and Sour Sauce

Prep. time: 5minutes

Cooking time: 10minutes

Difficulty: Very Easy

Makes; 2 cups / 500ml

Good for dipping to a single meal to serve 12crew.

You will need;

2 cups pineapple juice

2 Tbsp. tomato paste or tomato catsup

4 Tbsp. light brown or white sugar

1 cup water

4 Tbsp. white vinegar {6% acidity}

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch/corn flour, dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water

(Optional) -Crushed dried red chillies/ chilli powder.

Direction;

In a 1liter capacity sauce pan or non-stick frying pan, place all the ingredients except for the cornstarch. Bring it to a boil on very high heat, avoid stirring until the vinegar is throughly cooked, about 3minutes. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture while constantly stirring. Transfer to a dipping bowl and serve as a complement to Pork Spring Rolls, Seafood or Vegetable Tempura. 

Enjoy your meal!!! 😉

Here’s how I do it;

Pour pineapple juice to the sauce pan.
Pour pineapple juice to the sauce pan.
Or if you are cooking preparing a sweet and sour meal, you can use the juice of the pineapple sliced.
Or if you are cooking preparing a sweet and sour meal, you can use the juice of the pineapple sliced.
Add the tomato paste or tomato catsup.
Add the tomato paste or tomato catsup.
Pour in the light brown or white sugar.
Pour in the light brown or white sugar.
Add the water.
Add the water.
Pour the vinegar.
Pour the vinegar.
Season with salt.
Season with salt.
Bring to a boil on very high heat.
Bring to a boil on very high heat.
Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture while constantly stirring.
Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture while constantly stirring.
(Optional) -Crushed dried red chillies/ chilli powder.
(Optional) -Crushed dried red chillies/ chilli powder.
Now you have your own Sweet and Sour sauce.
Now you have your own Sweet and Sour sauce.
Sweet and Sour Sauce  Photo by Nino Almendra
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Photo by Nino Almendra

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe encourage you to try cooking your own Sweet and Sour Sauce.

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