It’s Friday Fast Five Time
This weeks topic?
Sauces are great for flavouring up your stir frys or or just adding an extra kick to any dish.
If you like spicy you need Sriracha in your life. It has a great flavour and adds a nice heat to dishes. I use it to add heat to broths, stir frys, toasted sandwiches, anything really. I don’t like things too hot but B puts extra on everything as he likes the spice.
Soy sauce is very handy. It’s great in marinades, salad dressings, broths, and stir frys or even as just a nice seasoning over rice. There are lots of different types and they all give a slightly different flavour. In my cupboard I have regular, Kecap Manis (sweet) and Thai (also knows as seasoning sauce).
Oyster Sauce is the ultimate stir fry base but its also great in marinades. I also sometimes use it to flavour broths. The advantage of oyster sauce is it is a thick sauce so its great for things where you don’t want too much liquid in you cooking.
Admittedly a sauce I under utilise but definitely a good one to have on hand. Its great on meat. Whether you marinate the meat in it or just finish the dish with it this sauce has a really great flavour. It’s also my Dad’s secret ingredient for delicious fried rice.
My favourite Sauce. I find most people are either Tomato or BBQ people and I’m definitely a BBQ person. Apart from being a great accompaniment to meals It also goes great in marinades or in a pulled pork sauce.
So these are my favourite sauces to keep on hand. What are yours? Do you have any cool tricks for spicing up your meals?