Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

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Photo by José Picayo
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 138 calories
    • Fat 4 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 688 mg
    • Protein 2 g
    • Carbohydrate 26 g
    • Sugar 22 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 40 mg

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and ginger and cook until the scallions begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the sugar, ketchup, lime juice, soy sauce, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, 4 to 6 minutes.Reserve half the sauce for dipping, if desired. Cook 1½ to 2 pounds of beef, pork, poultry, lamb, seafood, or tofu on a preheated grill to desired doneness. Brush on the sauce during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 tablespoon canola oil
  2. Check 1 bunch scallions (about 6), thinly sliced
  3. Check 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  4. Check 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  5. Check 1/4 cup ketchup
  6. Check 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  7. Check 1/4 cup soy sauce
  8. Check kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and ginger and cook until the scallions begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the sugar, ketchup, lime juice, soy sauce, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, 4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Reserve half the sauce for dipping, if desired. Cook 1½ to 2 pounds of beef, pork, poultry, lamb, seafood, or tofu on a preheated grill to desired doneness. Brush on the sauce during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking.