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Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more.

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

By now you all know that I love Asian food. I love authentic. And I love the American take on Asian food. I love it all.

There are plenty of nights I am less concerned with authenticity and just seeking the flavor. Those are the nights that I am in a hurry and wanting to make a quick stir-fry. And it’s those nights that I don’t want to pull out all the various bottles and jars that go into making a decent sauce.

That’s how this Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce came to be. Over the years, I’ve had various bottles of ready-made sauces on hand for such evenings. Then I ran out. So, I made my own.

I am so happy I did. I use it on everything from stir-frys to marinades to dipping sauces.

How to Make Homemade Asian Stir Fry Sauce

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda It’s no secret I love my sweet/savory and sweet/heat combos, and my Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce is a bit of sweet heat and savory.

Of course, it’s also known I am a wimp, so my heat tolerance is fairly low. I’ve made this version incredibly mild so I nor the child has any issues, but please, feel free to crank it up by doubling or tripling the sriracha.

I’ve used garlic chili sauce in past, and it works marvelously but personally, I love the flavor of sriracha more. But if you don’t have sriarcha, you’ve got my stamp of approval to use garlic chili paste. It is pretty much equal in ratios, but as always, my advice is to adjust for your own tastes. Start with a little, add more as you go, but giving it time to infuse before adding more.

Making Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce is as simple as finding the right balance of sweet, savory, and heat. Once that was accomplished, it was a matter of putting it all in a pot, reducing, and calling it a day.

How to Make Homemade Asian Dipping Sauce

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda It’s pretty much as simple as making the sauce…let it reduce longer.

Or.

Make the sauce and then when you’re in need for a dipping sauce for egg rolls, pot stickers (gyoza), or any other reason, simply but two to three tablespoons more than the desired of dipping sauce back on the stove, bring to a boil, and reduce to desired thickness.

It really is that easy.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce

Course: Condiment/Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Inspired, Dipping Sauce, Marinade, Stir Fry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic; minced/grated
  • 2 tsp sriracha; +/- to taste

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds until they become golden; 2-3 minutes.


  2. Once sesame seeds turn golden brown, add all remaining ingredients to the sauce pan; stir until combined.

  3. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil; stirring occasionally. 

  4. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes or until sauce slowly begins to reduce.

  5. Reduce heat to medium-low. Allow sauce to simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes; depending on desired thickness.

  6. Remove from heat. 

  7. Allow to cool completely.  

  8. Store in an airtight container.  

  9. Use a stir fry sauce or as a marinade in desired quantities as needed.

For Dipping Sauce

  1. Add 2 tablespoons more than the desired quantity of dipping sauce to a heavy bottom sauce pan. Over medium-high heat, reduce to desired thickness. 

Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

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  • Jillian
    September 19, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    I love a good sauce! Can’t wait to put this on EVERYTHING!

  • Brian Jones
    September 20, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I love the sound of this sauce, it is delicious! Like you I have little time for the authoritarian approach to food authenticity, the story of all foods is the story of borrowing and sharing ideas, the story of the movement of peoples, one of evolution and growth, without those stories food feels empty to me.

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      September 20, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      Love your thinking. I love the history behind authentic equally as much as the story of food’s evolution from person to person through the years, places, and such.

  • Mary Bostow
    September 20, 2018 at 1:47 am

    What a great sauce! Yum Yum Yum! Cannot wait to try this! Love! Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

  • Danielle Wolter
    September 20, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I love that you used pineapple juice in this -the flavors sound Delicious!! Perfect to keep bottled in the fridge 🙂

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      September 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Pineapple juice has always been a favorite secret ingredient in many of my Asian inspired sauces.

  • Claudia Lamascolo
    September 21, 2018 at 3:45 am

    We love Asian style foods and this sauce sounds wonderful I love the added juice in there going to try it on Salmon

  • Dorothy at Shockinglydelish
    September 21, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Well I need a BIG batch of this in my fridge at all times! I want to dip everything into it!

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      September 21, 2018 at 11:52 pm

      I do recommend making a big batch and having it on hand. Hope you enjoy it Dorothy.

  • Dan Zehr
    September 22, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Wow, what an interesting sauce.
    this looks SO good! Would love to try this. Thank you for a great recipe!

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      September 22, 2018 at 1:27 am

      Thanks Dan. It’s a great sauce to have on hand for a quick stir fry with the whole family.

  • Katerina @ diethood .com
    September 22, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Wow! This sauce sounds fantastic!! I can’t wait to give it a try!!

  • Jamielyn
    September 22, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Yum!! Can be used so may ways! Will have to try it out.

  • Catalina
    September 22, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I love Asian flavors! The perfect sweet and savory flavors with a spicy note!

  • Dee
    September 23, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    This looks amazing, and I just love how versatile it is!

  • Krista
    September 24, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I love trying new sauces! This one I have to try!