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Thai Garlic Sauce


Looking for a good stir fry sauce? Try this delicious Thai Garlic Sauce. It adds and awesome spice and flavor to anything you might be eating, from Asian recipes to Western favorites.

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  • 1/3 cup good-tasting stock (vegetarian or chicken stock)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (or substitute 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey (or substitute brown sugar), plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch dissolved in 4 tblespoon water
  • 1 red chili, minced, or 1 teaspoon chili sauce, or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoon rice wine for cooking


Servings 1
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1

Place all ingredients, except garlic and cornstarch in a sauce pan over medium-high heat.

When sauce begins to bubble, reduce heat to medium-low. Now add the minced garlic and cornstarch (dissolved in water). Stir until the sauce thickens slightly, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Do a taste test. You're looking for a balance of salty (fish sauce), spicy (garlic and chili), sour (lime), and sweet (sugar). Adjust these flavors to suit your taste.

Add a little veggie oil to wok, add carrots, add some of the wine.

Add all veggies and 1/3 of sauce.

Add remaining sauce and tofu.

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