Simply sweet

We have rice often, and if it’s not curry, it’s sweet and sour. 

My sweet and sour sauce (or pineapple and ginger if you prefer) is pretty simple and doesn’t cost the earth to make, with basic ingredients as follows:

(serves 4, or us for 2 meals)

1 tablespoon cornflour

1 large tin pineapple chunks (or pieces) and juice,

1 teaspoon dried ginger **

2 tablespoons malt vinegar **

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce **

3 teaspoons sugar **

1 veg stock cube

half pint water **



Put cornflour and drained pineapple juice into a saucepan. Mix to runny paste.

Add ** ginger, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar **

Put on to a medium heat, add the stock cube and half of the water until bubbling and starting to thicken, adding the rest of the water gradually (thickness of sauce personal preference so add more or less accordingly).

Add the pineapple pieces to the hot mix, bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Note: ** these ingredients can be more or less depending on your personal taste so are a guide only.




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