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How to make Szechuan Sauce

June 18, 2019
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shutterstock_1396804109You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon Szechuan Peppercorns (or sub black peppercorns)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (or coconut aminos for a gluten-free option)
  • 3 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, brown sugar or sugar alternative
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (or black vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine or mirin
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon of dried chillis
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • Optional- 2-3 teaspoons corn starch, to thicken, see notes.

How to make:

  1. Toast Szechuan peppercorns in a hot dry skillet over medium heat, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Crush.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl or jar and whisk until well combined.
  3. Whisk in 2 teaspoons cornstarch.
  4. Enjoy!

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