This one is an old family favourite for me growing up in a half asian household. My dad used to make this sauce to dip won tons in. I love sweet and sour sauce but you can’t get it now without all the added chemicals and colorings so I have now converted our old family recipe into this wholefoods version and taken out all the nasties.
This sauce can be used as a dipping sauce for a variety of different dishes and also in stirfrys as well.
This is so quick and easy it takes about 20 minutes to prep and make.
Just be sure to get wholefoods ingredients and read your labels. Worcestershire sauce with no added preservatives can be sourced from health food shops. I get mine locally from our organic store and the same with the tomato paste and canned pineapple. You can use fresh pineapple however you do need the juice to make up the volume of the sauce so canned is better in this case and will probably give you a better flavour.
I made this one in a jug and poured it into the saucepan. However feel free to start in the saucepan with the first lot of ingredients and add the tapioca and water after its mixed.
I love to minimise washing up so for me the less dishes the better.
Sweet & Sour Sauce
- 1 Medium Bowl Servings
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- 1 can pineapple and the juice (must be natural no added nasties)
- 2 TBSP tomato paste (pref organic)
- ½ cup rapadura sugar
- 1 TBSP worcestershire sauce
- 8 TBSP apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 TBSP tapioca flour
- Step 1
- Put all ingredients in a saucepan except the last 2 (water + tapioca).
- Step 2
- Stir around to mix together to combine.
- Step 3
- In a separate glass stir tapioca and water to make a paste and once there is no lumps add this to the other mixture and stir thoroughly this will then ensure no lumps throughout the whole mixture.
- Step 4
- Cook on stove top stirring constantly this takes around 3-4 minutes. Do not take your eyes off it as it cooks quickly and will stick and burn if it’s not moving the whole time.
- Step 5
- When the sauce has thickened place in a bowl and use as a dipping sauce.