Make delicious, quick and easy stir fries every time with my Easy Homemade Stir Fry Sauce! This simple all-purpose sauce is perfect for when time is short, but you still want to eat well.
Easy Homemade Stir Fry Sauce
Hands up who loves a stir fry? Stir fries are one of the best meals out there IMHO – they tick all the boxes… quick, easy, delicious, cheap and healthy. They can be made in minutes and are packed with veg and are full of flavour too.
But one thing which can let the side down a bit are commercial stir fry sauces – many are packed with weird, unpronounceable ingredients and lots of sugar! They often taste a bit synthetic and can be pretty pricey too.
Enter my Easy Homemade Sir Fry Sauce. This quick and easy sauce is made using just 6 simple ingredients: soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, chilli flakes, garlic and fresh ginger.
All you need to do is pop these 6 ingredients in a jam jar and shake – how’s that for easy peasy?
My Homemade Sir Fry Sauce is full of flavour and not at all artificial tasting, much cheaper than many commercial stir fry sauces and is not packed full of additives or sugar!
Make this stir fry sauce your own – adaptations to try
If you are used to commercial stir-fry sauces you might find this sauce is not quite sweet enough for you. If that is the case, I recommend you add a teaspoon or two of honey to sweeten this homemade version up.
If you are not a fan of chilli, you can simply omit it from the recipe. Alternatively, if you love chilli, you can absolutely add more! Or, if you prefer, switch the dried chilli flakes for finely chopped fresh chillies.
If you like a thicker stir-fry sauce, add 1 tablespoon of cornflour (cornstarch) to the sauce (stir/shake thoroughly to avoid lumps!).
If you need this to be gluten free, use gluten free tamari instead of soy sauce. (N.B. this Easy Homemade Stir Fry Sauce is naturally vegan, vegetarian and dairy free – but do check your ingredients carefully if this is important to you – especially the soy sauce.)
Can you make Homemade Stir Fry Sauce ahead of time?
Yes, you can. Simply make up the sauce in a jam jar, as per the recipe. Pop the jam jar in the fridge until you are ready to use it. It will keep for about 3 days in the fridge. (Though I have to say, I think it is better made up fresh – and since it only takes a couple of minutes, that’s no big hassle!)
Can you freeze Homemade Stir Fry Sauce?
Yes, absolutely. Simply make up the Sauce in a freezer proof container (e.g. small plastic tub). Pop the tub in the freezer until you need it. Defrost and use as you would normally.
What to eat with Homemade Stir Fry Sauce?
You can use this easy peasy stir fry sauce in all your favourite stir fries. Simply fry up your favourite protein and veggies, then add this sauce and allow it to bubble for a couple of minutes until cooked.
This sauce goes great with my Easy Homemade Chicken Stir Fry, pork stir fry, beef stir fry, prawn stir fry, salmon stir fry, veggie stir fry, tofu stir fry – basically any kind of stir fry you fancy!
This sauce is also delicious as a marinade for meat and fish – especially chicken and prawns. It’s also great as an Asian style dipping sauce for spring rolls and other similar appetisers.
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Easy Homemade Stir Fry Sauce
- 6 tablespoons dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- Juice of half a lime
- 3 cm ginger grated
- 1 clove garlic grated
- ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (or to taste)
- Place all the ingredients for the stir fry sauce in a clean jam jar. Screw on the lid and shake until all the ingredients are well mixed.
- Add to your favourite stir fry.
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