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Effortless Szechwan Sauce
Effortless Szechwan Sauce Eileen Goltz | Meat

Lots of ingredients but simple to make


1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup chicken broth

3 whole anise stars (optional)

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1/ 2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon hoisin sauce

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon 5 spice powder

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoon water


Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add the ginger and garlic and saute 1minute until softened but not browned. In a bowl combine the remaining ingredients except for the cornstarch mixture. Add them to the saucepan and bring to a simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove star anise. Whisk in the corn starch mixture and let boil 1-2 minutes. Taste and add more Tabasco if desired.