Easy Asian Inspired Everything Sauce ~ Easy homemade Asian Inspired Everything Sauce works as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping sauce, and so much more.
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
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
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.
- 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
In a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds until they become golden; 2-3 minutes.
Once sesame seeds turn golden brown, add all remaining ingredients to the sauce pan; stir until combined.
Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil; stirring occasionally.
Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes or until sauce slowly begins to reduce.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Allow sauce to simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes; depending on desired thickness.
Remove from heat.
Allow to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
Use a stir fry sauce or as a marinade in desired quantities as needed.
For Dipping Sauce
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.