I don’t often make Asian-inspired food because it usually involves small amounts of lots of ingredients I don’t have on hand, which results in purchasing items that go to waste before they get used again. I stumbled on this post on The Kitchn last week though that lays out six basic sauces you can make with easy ingredients.
I chose the Sweet and Sour Sauce solely because I already had everything I needed.
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
Just combine the ingredients in a saucepan and warm until the sugar melts.
To make your stir fry, chose whatever veggies and protein your heart desires. We used chicken, asparagus, red pepper and broccoli.
Chop everything to be a fairly uniform size, then add the protein to a large pan (or wok if you’re so lucky) with oil that’s been heated over medium heat. Cook until the meat is done then add your veggies. Add any aromatics like garlic or ginger at the very end, then add your sauce mix. We served ours with pasta noodles.