"An excellent finger-lickin' sweet and sour sauce for dippin' your chicken! This sauce is also very good to use for baking spare ribs." — William Anatooskin
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distilled white vinegar
frozen pineapple juice concentrate
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
red food coloring
2 1/2 teaspoons
I adore this recipe! I use it for sweet and sour chicken at least once every two weeks. My husband and I are addicted to it! :) I don't add the msg or food coloring and the color is fine with me, but if I were serving it to company I would probably add the color just to make it brighter. Thanks so much for this recipe!
The recipe would be fine without the
dreaded MSG, and the red food coloring.
I tried this sauce tonight for use in my new restaurant. It was exactly what I was looking for and tasted GREAT! I omitted the MSG and food coloring. I reduced the vinegar by a 1/4 cup and used salt sparingly. A must have recipe for any sweet & sour dish.
This sauce is so good that I was cleaning the pan with a spoon!
I did not use the MSG or the food coloring but I did add a touch of red pepper flake. Even without that, this tasted pretty close to restaurant-made sweet and sour sauce. My husband thought it was a little too sour and I thought it was a touch too salty so I might play with the vinegar and salt a little.
This was an easy and tasty sauce. If MSG bothers you, (as it does me) leave it out! The sauce is just as good. I also left out the food colouring. The teensiest bit out onion powder is great too. Great, easy, and tasty sauce!
This was a tasty sauce. A little too vinegary for me, but my family says it is one to keep for my regular meal list. I will adjust it just slightly next time, a bit less vinegar and a bit more cornstartch. *** Remade last week (11/8) reducing vinegar by 1/4 c, increased juice (canned) by 1/4 c, increased soy to 1/4 c and cornstarch to 3 TBSP. We liked it better this way.
I really liked this recipe for a classic S&S sauce. I made a few adjustments to fit what I had on hand. I reduced the vinegar as suggested to 3/4c. Did not have pineapple concentrate so I used the liquid from 1 can of pineapple. As a result I had to slightly increase the cornstarch but I mixed it with some of the pineapple liquid so it would not "water down" my sauce. I also slightly increased the salt. I do not cook with MSG and I don't think it was needed. I served over sauted veggies,pineapple, chicken, and rice. My two year old even enjoyed this one.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Uncle Bill's Sweet and Sour Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 153
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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