10 Simple Stir-Fry Sauces
An excellent weeknight meal when you're needing a quick dinner with big results, stir-fries are an option the whole family will love. Just cooking up some of your favorite protein and veggies is a good start, but the key to a delicious stir-fry is actually in the sauce. You can choose stir-fry sauces that add a hint of sweetness, keep things a bit more salty, or even create a smoky depth to the entire meal. Try one of our 10 stir-fry sauces to get you started.
Spicy Stir-Fry Sauce
Chile paste and red pepper flakes add a double dose of kick to this spicy stir-fry sauce. For extra bold flavor, recipe creator OnN2nN5 suggests marinating the meat in the sauce beforehand, then cooking it all together in your pan or wok.
Chinese Style Sesame Sauce
A sauce that will rival your favorite Chinese takeout spot, this recipe has the perfect balance of sweet and salty with the nutty hint of sesame oil. Use it on a stir-fry with chicken or tofu to really soak up the flavor.
Erin's Easy Stir-Fry Sauce
It doesn't get much easier than this stir-fry sauce recipe. Simply stir all the ingredients together in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. The secret to this decadent recipe is the butter, which adds a rich mouthfeel to any stir-fry it's added to.
Sweet-and-Sour Orange Sauce
Freshly orange zest adds a citrus zing to this Asian-inspired sauce. "This is so good and super easy," says Buckwheat Queen.
Thai Peanut Stir Fry Sauce
Rich and nutty with a hint of spice, this stir fry sauce is sure to become a new favorite. Reviewer Kristi says, "Really easy and super good! I stir-fried some chicken tenders, pepper strips. and julienned carrots, then added the sauce and some sliced green onions, served it over rice noodles. Rave reviews from the family."
Honey Garlic Sauce
This ultra easy sauce is made up of ingredients you probably already have on-hand in your kitchen. Savory soy sauce and garlic are balanced out with sweet honey and brown sugar for an irresistible flavor.
Kerri's Szechuan Sauce
Named after the Chinese region famous for its spicy cuisine, this Szechuan sauce will add a bite to your next stir-fry. "Nice and simple! I used this for a chicken and veggie stir-fry and that was great," says Christina.
Asian Pineapple Sauce
Korean BBQ Sauce
Although it's more commonly used to glaze meats, there's no reason Korean barbeque sauce won't make a delicious stir-fry sauce. And since it's vegan-friendly, you can throw this sauce on tofu and veggie stir-fries with no problem.
The Best Homemade Honey Garlic Sauce
Ketchup is the secret ingredient to this mouthwatering sauce, adding a slight tang that makes this honey garlic sauce stand apart.