Easy Stir Fry Sauce
Easy Stir Fry Sauce – learn how to make Chinese and Asian food with this delicious all-purpose stir fry sauce recipe. Homemade stir fries have never been easier!
I am so excited that it’s January as we will be celebrating Lunar (Chinese) New Year on January 28. This year marks the year of the Fire Rooster and I can’t wait to celebrate it with my family: reunion dinner, red packets, firecrackers and lion dance. To me, this is the happiest time of the year!
Chinese New Year is all about sharing food as we get together for 15 days of non-stop eating and feasting. When it comes to preparing authentic Chinese dishes, you can’t miss the savory stir-fry sauce, a building block in Chinese cuisines and Asian stir-fries.
I am thrilled to be working with Argo® Corn Starch as I am going to show you how you can use it to make this easy all-purpose stir fry sauce, as well as using the corn starch to “velvet” the protein in stir-fries, for example: chicken, pork, beef, fish or shrimp. As I specialize in Chinese/Asian cooking, Argo® Corn Starch is an indispensable gluten-free ingredient in my kitchen. I never run out of it in my pantry. It’s a key ingredient that delivers the authentic flavors and textures in Chinese and Asian cooking.
Making the “brown sauce” is easier than you think. It calls for only a few ingredients: oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, water, and corn starch. The corn starch thickens the sauce, so the stir fry sauce clings to the meat, and every bite is bursting with deep flavors. Corn starch is also used to tenderize meat in Chinese cooking. This technique is called “velveting.” I am sure you have tasted the tender, silky smooth and velvety chicken or beef at Chinese restaurant; the secret ingredient is corn starch and my choice is always the yellow box Argo® Corn Starch.
To showcase my stir fry sauce, I made this healthy, delicious and absolutely colorful Chicken with Broccoli and Carrots. This recipe is the epitome of a perfect Chinese stir fry dish; the taste is subtle yet utterly scrumptious. Master this easy stir fry sauce recipe and you can cook just about anything and the end result will always be better than your neighborhood Chinese takeout restaurants. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Argo® Corn Starch and I am sharing this recipe as an Argo® Corn Starch Blog Ambassador.