Friday, 26 July 2013

Stir Fry Sauce

Stir Fry Sauce
Stir Fry Sauce
Perfection on the art of stir frying is naturally aided by that perfect stir fry sauce coating on your protein and vegetables and providing them that extra flavor, delightful and fragrant to a hungry person. There may be so many ways of preparing stir fry sauces that complement a dish, but here are a few sauces we can share with you in this article to start with your home cooking. 


  • 1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped, or ½ teaspoon dried crushed chili
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, left whole, or substitute 1 extra teaspoon of lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons of frozen prepared lemongrass or fresh lemongrass, very finely chopped and minced (this is available in Asian Stores)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ½ teaspoon shrimp paste (also available in jars at Asian food stores)
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • ¼ tablespoon turmeric
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons thick coconut milk
  • Zest of 1 lime (just about 1 tablespoon)
  • Generous handful of fresh coriander or cilantro  
NOTE: This sauce is good for 1 pound shrimp or 460 grams of raw shrimps, shells already removed for stir frying.


Take a medium size bowl and whisk in together the lemon juice, the honey, the shrimp taste, the fish sauce, and the turmeric.  Stir them until they are smooth.  If you are using frozen lemongrass and dried crushed chili, you can add them to the mixture and continue stirring to mix them together.  Lastly, add the honey to the mixture and continue stirring until the honey is completely dissolved with the mixture.   Add the coconut milk and set aside for stir frying the shrimp.

2.    The famous sauce created for the stir fried shrimp combined with amaranth (beet greens), red pepper and cilantro recipe:

  • ½ cup of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce or even a little more to taste2 tablespoons of Shao Hsing rice wine or just dry sherry
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 jalapeno or Serrano chiles, minced

In a medium size bowl, combine the cornstarch, the 1 teaspoon soy sauce, the 1 tablespoon rice wine sherry and the 1 tablespoon of ginger.  Stir them together to mix until they smooth.  Add the chicken or vegetable broth to the mixture and continue stirring.  Then add the jalapeno or Serrano chiles, plus the sugar and continue stirring until they are fully mixed together.  This is now ready for your stir frying the shrimp and vegetables.

These recipes for stir fry sauce are created to perfectly match the protein it intends to pair with.  Having prepared them, your stir fry will be able to capture another fragrant and amazing flavor for your shrimps at your own kitchen.  Shrimps are common favorites in dining experiences and are always consumed down to the last piece in every dining table.  These sauces will surely provide you a new dimension in stir frying.   Try them at home and enjoy your stir frying. 

 You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Stir Fry Sauce.

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