Friday, July 6, 2012

Jamaican Style Sweet and Sour Sauce

I ran out of sweet and sour sauce and decided to make some from scratch. This is a little different from the ones that are sold in the supermarket, I added my spices and manipulated the ingredients to satisfy my taste buds. I don't know if it is cheaper than the supermarket ones, but it is fun to make and use with a variety of meats and veggies at home.


 6 Cherries
1/4 Cup Pineapple Chunks
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 Tbsp Vinegar (you can add another spoon if you like vinegar)
1/2 Tsp Powdered Ginger
1/4 Cup Water


Add water and pineapple chunks in a saucepan and bring to boil. Add ketchup, cornstarch (mix in cold water first), sugar, vinegar, ginger and cherries and stir until all of the ingredients dissolve and sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let cool. Yup, that's it, sweet and sour sauce from scratch ready in no time.

You can also substitute the water with pineapple juice and make the sauce without pineapple chunks. I didn't have pineapple juice at home, but luckily there were some pineapple pieces hanging out in the fridge. Make this sauce your B%@*!, change the amount of sugar one way or the other, and other items to satisfy YOUR taste buds.