Homemade Stir Fry Sauce

by Melissa

We love stir fry in our home.  It is versatile, quick and easy which makes for a popular weeknight meal.  I used to purchase stir fry packages, but didn’t like the fact that I was purchasing packaged food that also came with some not so great ingredients. 

Enter my new favorite stir fry sauce.  I began making this sauce a few weeks ago, and find that the flavor is so much better than the packaged stuff, and it takes hardly any extra time!  I also started chopping my own veggies instead of buying frozen because I like fresh veggies better.  On a typical week night, I will prep the veggies; protein (either shrimp or chicken) and sauce so all I have to do the next day is throw it all in a pan!

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (I use less usually about 1 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp  ground ginger  ( buy this from Trader Joe’s and use it very sparingly)
  • ¾ Tbsp flour
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Ingredients for the stir fry (you can customize the veggies and protein to your liking):

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 16 ounces chopped mushrooms
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 lb pre-cooked, deveined, tail off shrimp


Combine all ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.

Heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add chopped veggies, stir and cook until soft.  Add in shrimp until desired temperature.  Add in the sauce and heat it up until it begins to bubble.  Serve immediately!


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