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Spicy Sweet and Sour Sauce

Spicy Sweet And Sour Sauce


  • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, optional
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced, optional
  • 1 teaspoon scallions white portion, sliced thin, optional
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper powder


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch and water and mix well. Place to the side.
  • OPTIONAL: In a saucepan over medium heat, sauté in olive oil the garlic, green onion, and ginger until fragrant (1 to 2 minutes). If you decide to skip this step, simply begin with step 3 in the saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, water, and cayenne pepper powder. Stir often while bringing the sauce to a boil.
  • Add the cornstarch/water mix and stir to combine. Continue boiling the sauce until you nearly reach your desired thickness, then remove the sauce from the heat.
  • Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature (it will continue to thicken while cooling), then serve immediately.