Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice or syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 cup white, rice, cider or wine vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce or salt
½ tsp pepper
¼ cup ketchup
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp cold water
1 cup plum sauce or jam
Heat pineapple with juice, sugar, 1 cup water, vinegar, soy sauce, spices and ketchup to a boil. For Thickener mix cornstarch and 2 Tbsp water together well; stir into pineapple mixture. Heat to a boil stirring constantly. Cool to room temperature; stir in plum sauce. Cover and chill. Makes 6 cups
Omit pineapple, just use the juice and use 2 cups plum, apricot jam or marmalade
May substitute plum jam for apricot jam or orange marmalade.
May substitute soy sauce with Worcestershire Sauce.
For sweet and sour hot sauce substitute soy sauce with chili sauce.
May puree 3 Tbsp onion, 2 Tbsp sweet pepper and add ½ tsp ginger and add to sauce.
Try different vinegars for the flavor you prefer.
Serve over chicken, pork, beef, fish, or egg rolls, won tons, rice…..or what ever you like!