Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Anuchef: Chicken sweet and sour sauce

My dear bloghearts, how are you doing? I thought to give you this as e dey hot. It's an Asian sauce that I love so so much. It can be made with pork, shrimps, fish,... My Oga often treated me to it. I never thought I could make it until a friend recently made something similar for her birthday. I looked at recipes and created a suitable one and yes it turned out very nice.

Ingredients
For sauce

  • 2/3 cup vinegar
  • 8tbs brown sugar
  • 2tbs ketchup
  • 2tsp soy sauce
  • 4tsp corn starch mixed with 8tsp water
  • Pineapple chunk (diced)
  • 2 large green pepper (optional)
  • 2 sticks of carrot (optional)
  • 1 bulb of onion (optional)
  • Garlic (optional)
  • Ginger (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional). Restaurants use this to give it a rich red color. We don't need it, do we?
For chicken batter
  • Chicken
  • 1/3 corn starch
  • 1/3 flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • Water
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • Oil
Procedure
Chicken batter
  1. Mix corn starch, flour, baking powder, water and soy sauce. Add the chicken and make sure it's well soaked in the mixture. Allow to marinade for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove and fry in hot oil.
  3. Set aside.
Sauce
  1. Wash the green pepper, remove the seeds and dice.
  2. Wash and scrap the carrots and cut thinly.
  3. Wash and slice the onions
  4. Grate some ginger
  5. Cut some garlic
  6. Add very little oil to a pan and add 1 - 5 above. Stir-fry on low heat. 
  7. Get a bowl. Add and mix the vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce.
  8. Get another clean bowl. Add and mix the corn starch and water.
  9. Add 8 to 7 and mix again.
  10. Add 9 to 6 and bring to boil. It thickens here. You can always add a corn starch and water mixture for a thicker consistency.
  11. Add the fried chicken.
  12. Add the diced pineapple chunk and stir.
  13. Serve with Chinese (basmati) rice, Singapore noodles, egg fried rice or even your regular rice or pasta.
I served it with Chinese rice. I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture. You should try it, you'll love it. Send me photos when you do. Thanks for reading again and your kind words. Please send me recipes, topics and posts. Dr. Lini and Larmmie where are you? Shout out to new blogheart Engr Duvy/Beauty By Duvy. I saw your kind words, thanks for reading through the posts.

Talk to you soon. Talk to me before then. All my love, Anuoluwapo.

*Tbs = Tablespoon
 Tsp = Teaspoon
 As e dey hot = Fresh
 Corn starch = corn flour
Marinading the chicken. Perhaps the water was too much
Vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, corn starch + water mixture
Ready to eat
Carrots, green pepper, onion, garlic and ginger

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

No be small something o

Eniwealth said...

Looks yummy, well done Anu.

Esquire said...

Plss oh. What of people that are not really interested in knowing how to prepare all these but are very much interested in consuming it while licking my lips.

I my have to pay you visits occasionally at your residence to fill my tummy.

Anonymous said...

Very nice

Anuoluwapo said...

At all

Anuoluwapo said...

:*

Anuoluwapo said...

Please bring plenty obodoyin gifts with you

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Praise said...

You should come and marry my brother

Anuoluwapo said...

No problem my in law. Hope your bro has plenty money so i'll know how to convince the hubby?lol

Anonymous said...

The sauce is very nice but d problem is that some of us got leftovers...(not hating. Thanks for d leftover Anu!!!!.

Anuoluwapo said...

Leftover? I dished everyone's the same time. You have a way of saying thank you o

Anonymous said...

How many people did this serve and where did you get the ingredients? I'll love to try it

Anuoluwapo said...

It should serve between 8 and 10 people. I got the ingredients at stores. I'll mention names when they pay me :D Soy sauce was hard to find, got from a friend

Tolani said...

Barrister, blogger, chef, businesswoman, I hail o

Anuoluwapo said...

I hail you back, nno :D

Anuoluwapo said...

*obodoyinbo