Asian Sweet and Sour Sauce

While this recipe is a gluten-free, grain-free adaptation of a Filipino recipe, this sauce is serviceable for sweet and sour sauces for Chinese, Malaysian, and Indochinese treatments of seafood, poultry, and vegetables.  Or for anything you would dip into, say, a duck sauce.

In a few days I will be posting a recipe you can enjoy this sauce with, but I wanted to get a dipping sauce or two up and ready for you in advance.

filipino sweet and sour-

You’ll note it is darker than most sweet and sour sauces — that’s the level of tomato in this.

My recipe source is adapted from Vanjo Merano’s Filipino blog, Panlasang Pinoy.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Rest time:  Allow to cool to room temperature
Serves:  A lot of dipping can go on with this.  Reserve in fridge.

Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce/tamari
  • 5 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 5 teaspoons room temp tap water

In a small bowl, mix the arrowroot with the tap water with a whisk or fork; set aside.

Add everything else to a small skillet, heat on medium and stir while dissolving.  When the sugar is dissolved, add in the arrowroot/tap water slurry.

Remove from heat and mix gently; there may be a few lumps but most will eventually mellow out.  Return to low heat, and continue to stir until the mixture melds, probably no longer than a minute.

Set aside and allow to drop to room temperature before using (for use on future dates, refrigerate).  The sauce will thicken further as it cools.

This post may also be found at the Link Parties:   Fiesta Friday and Real Food Friday.


About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
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4 Responses to Asian Sweet and Sour Sauce

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  2. Marla says:

    Thanks for sharing this Sweet & Sour Sauce on Real Food Fridays.

  3. Hilda says:

    I have a lot, really a lot of preserved tomato sauce from my garden which I love using. I think it would be very good for this sauce – will give it a try.

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