Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sweet and Sour Sauce

My husband loves lumpiang shanghai or he call it egg roll. I make vegetable and meat egg roll but he likes the meat better than the other. A sauce makes a difference in any simple dish. In my kitchen, lumpiang shanghai is not complete without the sweet and sour sauce. You  can use catsup, salsa or vinegar dip. Sweet and sour sauce is easy to prepare, you can find all the ingredients in the kitchen. Making our own sauce saves money plus you are sure that it is fresh and no added preservatives. Sweet and sour sauce can be use as a dip or pour our over meatballs, smoked sausage, vegetables, etc. If you want to add heat, just add in crushed red pepper flakes depending on how hot you want it.

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash of ground black pepper
  • pepper flakes (optional)

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the sauce pan. Mix very well.
  2. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly with whisk until thickened. *For a hot and spicy sauce, you can add in 1/8 tsp  pepper flakes or depending on how hot you want it.
  3. Remove from heat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks. 

Lumpiang shanghai recipe
How to Wrap Egg Rolls


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