Sunday, May 30, 2010

meal of the week: #5

I love recipes that can be doubled (or tripled) up to use for more than one thing. My sweet & sour sauce is just such a thing.

I can use it with farmer sausage...

Or with chicken fingers (the picture doesn't show it, but I also used it for dipping)...

Or with meatballs...
It's simple and delicious. And it gives off a slightly different taste with each kind of meat you use it with -- pork, beef or chicken -- so it doesn't feel like you're eating the same thing over and over again. We've had all 3 of these meals within the last two months and nobody thought it was repetitive at all. Try it sometime! Here's the recipe:

Sweet & Sour Sauce

3/4 cup water
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tbsp soya sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tbsp corn starch dissolved in 3tbsp water

For a meat topping (i.e. the farmer sausage or meatballs): Mix all ingredients and pour over meat and bake together.

For a stand-alone sauce (i.e. for dipping chicken fingers): Bring to boil the first 5 ingredients. Add corn starch mixed with water. Cook 5 minutes on low; keep stirring.

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