Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

Sweet-and-Sour Sauce Recipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon
Make this easy sauce to just on chicken, pork, or shrimp. It cooks quickly and adds bold flavor to any dish.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 158
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 4 g
Satfat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 18 g
Protein 1 g


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red currant jelly
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Heat the oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add the jelly, vinegar, salt, and red pepper and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook until the sauce has thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour or spoon the sauce over cooked meat or fish.

Good for: Chicken, pork, or fish