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Hot-and-Sour Sauce

This recipe goes with Hot-and-Sour Pork

Real Simple OCTOBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)


In a small bowl, whisk together the broth or water, soy sauce, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and cornstarch, stirring constantly until the cornstarch dissolves. Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the ginger, garlic, and pepper flakes and stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 90.18mg
  • Calories: 216.07
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Carbohydrate: 11.83g
  • Cholesterol: 168.05mg
  • Fat: 9.59g
  • Fiber: 1.87g
  • Iron: 4.7mg
  • Protein: 20.98mg
  • Saturated fat: 1.42g
  • Sodium: 753.03mg

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Hot-and-Sour Sauce Recipe