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Sweet and Sour Recipes Add Flavor to Dinner Time

One of the ways to really please your loved ones during supper time is to give them a change of pace. Not many families cook sweet and sour recipes on a regular basis, but those that do are rewarded by happy eaters. Sweet and sour recipes are surprisingly uncomplicated to make and very convenient. Below are a few tips to concoct a tasty sweet and sour meal.

It should be mentioned that sweet and sour recipes are incredibly convenient to make and cook. The essential ingredient to a sweet and sour recipe is the sweet and sour sauce. While convenient to concoct at home, most chefs prefer to utilize pre made, high quality sweet and sour sauces. Your local grocery store should have a few options. If not, take a trip to your local Asian market, you will discover at least a half dozen or so tasty sauces and mixes.

Sweet and Sour Chicken -6 to 8 medium size chicken breasts, cut them in cubes or thin strips -1 onion -2 cans of Chinese vegetables (usually includes baby corn, carrots, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, etc). If you can't find a can that contains all items or are fond of a single item, buy each individual item separately -16 ounces of sweet and sour sauce -Olive oil or peanut oil

Use a wok, frying pan, or skillet and slowly pour some oil to cover the surface, heat on a medium flame and wait till hot. Add contents (except for sauce) to the wok and combine. Once cooked, you can either add the sauce to the contents in the skillet or add the sauce once on the plate. If you opt to add the sweet and sour sauce into the skillet, stir in the sauce for about one or two minutes to heat. Serve with rice or noodles. This recipe serves about 4 people.

Sweet and Sour Veggies with Almonds For those that would like to enjoy a sweet and sour treat without the meat, this dish is extremely easy to create and low in cholesterol. -2 cans of Chinese vegetables (usually includes baby corn, carrots, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, etc). If you can't find a can that contains all items or are fond of a single item, buy each individual item separately -4 ounces of almonds -1 onion -16 ounces of sweet and sour sauce -Olive oil or peanut oil

Use a wok or hot skillet to prepare this meal. First place oil on a hot wok and then add in your ingredients. Once cooked, stir in sauce into the mixture. Serve on a bed of rice or noodles.

Sweet and sour recipes are extremely easy to make and are quite tasty. Sometimes a sweet and sour taste is just the thing. While this recipe can be classified as predominantly Asian, it fits well with Americanized taste buds.


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