Stir Fry Sauce



Stir Fry Sauce

Stir-fries are delicious, quick to make and endlessly versatile. Once you've mastered the basics, you can easily create a healthy meal in minutes. Sauces are key to preparing the perfect stir fry, as they help coat the ingredients and prevent them from sticking together, ensuring even cooking and a finished dish that's full of flavour.

Key ingredients for your next stir-fry sauce:

  1. Soy sauce - A versatile ingredient, soy sauce can be used in many different dishes. It has a tangy, salty flavour that will add complexity to your dish.
  2. Oyster sauce - If you're looking to add savoury depth to your stir fry, oyster sauce is a must-have. It's a dark sauce made from oyster extract, vinegar and sugar. Oysters are naturally rich in umami which makes them perfect to use as a flavouring agent in sauces and other dishes. The taste of oyster sauce is sweet and salty with just a hint of smoke from the added ingredients.
  3. Sesame oil - Sesame oil is often use to flavour stir-fries and dipping sauces. It's generally added at the end of cooking to preserve its rich, nutty flavour.
  4. Hoisin sauce - This dark sauce is salty and tangy, with a hint of sweetness. It will give your stir-fry a savoury boost of flavour. It can also be used as a marinade or a dipping sauce.

Ready to cook? Get dinner on the table in a flash with our recipes for stir-fried chicken with chillies and basil or pork and cabbage in black bean sauce. For a plant-based feast, try this Chinese broccoli and mushroom stir-fry with XO sauce.