How To Use All-Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce

My Entire30-friendly All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce helps frazzled house cooks get fast, straightforward, and umami-packed meals on the desk! Undecided what dishes you can also make with it? The probabilities are infinite!

Each time anybody asks me for my favourite recipe from our second cookbook, Prepared or Not!, I all the time blurt out, “All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce!” This fab sauce takes simply a few minutes to shake collectively in a mason jar—and after you have some within the fridge, you don’t have any excuse to not make dinner!

If you happen to’re doing a Entire30 or simply committing to cooking extra usually, you possibly can’t go incorrect with this indispensable sauce. You actually can use it to make every little thing!

After I revealed the recipe right here, y’all appear to have fallen head over heels for my All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce. I really like seeing all of the artistic methods my loyal Nomsters have discovered to make the most of this awesomely versatile taste booster! Nonetheless, over the previous 12 months, I’ve acquired some commonly-asked questions on All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce:

What if I’m allergic to orange juice?

No downside! My All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce could be made with pineapple juice when you can’t do orange juice. (Shh! Don’t inform anybody, however a few of my readers truly want it with pineapple juice!)

How do I make this sauce with no fruit juice in any respect?

You may completely go away it out, however you’ll want to regulate the quantity of rice vinegar to stability the flavors. Alternatively, you possibly can sub out the rice vinegar for aged balsamic vinegar so as to add a little bit of sweetness.

Is All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce Entire30-friendly?

Sure! Simply bear in mind to learn your labels rigorously for non-compliant components, particularly on the fish sauce and rice vinegar.

Do I REALLY have so as to add fish sauce?

Sure! Fish sauce provides an indescribable deliciousness (a.ok.a. umami) to the sauce! (You’ve already listened to my podcast devoted to umami, proper?) Look—in case you have a fish allergy, FINE—you possibly can pass over the fish sauce and add extra coconut aminos and a few salt to compensate, nevertheless it received’t style fairly the identical, I’m afraid. Alternatively, make this vegetarian fish sauce recipe and use it rather than the fish sauce on this recipe.

How do I thicken the sauce?

You can also make an arrowroot slurry by whisking ½ cup All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce with 1 to 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder. The sauce ought to thicken as quickly as you carry it to a simmer. If you happen to like a thicker sauce, add extra arrowroot powder.

How lengthy does All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce final within the fridge? Can I freeze it?

It’ll final in a tightly sealed container within the fridge for at the very least every week. And sure, you possibly can undoubtedly freeze the sauce for as much as a number of months. I usually freeze the All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce in ice dice molds so I can come out a dice after I want it.

(The commercially bottled sauce that you just bought at Entire Meals Market is nice for at the very least 6 months within the fridge after it’s opened as a result of acidity!)

However…how ought to I exploit All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce?

There are SO! MANY! WAYS! Learn on for a few of my favorites…


My All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce is improbable for stir-fries (duh!). If you happen to observe me on Instagram, you realize that stir-fries are one in every of my go-to weeknight meals ’trigger they take no time in any respect to make. If you happen to’ve by no means made a stir-fry earlier than, our Prepared or Not! cookbook features a step-by-step recipe for Asparagus Beef, and it doubles as the proper blueprint for do-it-yourself stir-frying. No cookbook? I lately revised my Spicy Asparagus and Pork Stir-Fry to incorporate instructions on make it with All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce. See? No excuses, folks!

What’s improbable about stir-fries is that you would be able to modify the components to make use of up no matter’s within the fridge. So long as you differ the veggies and protein, your loved ones received’t even discover that you just’re utilizing the identical sauce as a taste base! Received extra questions? I’ve my greatest stir-fry suggestions on this submit.

Visible learner? Watch this replay of me making a rooster and bok choy stir fry on Fb Dwell (recorded on 9/12/18):

Paleo Moo Shu Pork!

You need to use it to make Paleo Moo Shu Pork, too!

Paper-Wrapped Hen!

However don’t really feel such as you’re caught making solely stir-fries with this sauce. You too can use it to make Paper-Wrapped Hen!

Kalbi (Korean BBQ Quick Ribs)!

These thinly-sliced, marinated Korean BBQ quick ribs (also referred to as kalbi or galbi) would be the hit of your summer time cookouts. Better of all, this tender and flavorful kalbi recipe is paleo, Entire30-friendly, and amazingly easy to throw collectively!

Dipping Sauce!

It additionally makes an important dipping sauce for home made Paleo Potstickers!

Or a basting sauce for Tsukune, Japanese Floor Hen Meatballs!

Salad Dressing!

Need to use it in no-cook recipes? I really like utilizing All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce as a tangy and savory salad dressing as properly. I usually whisk All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce with some avocado oil (in a 4:1 ratio) to make a fast and straightforward salad dressing to toss with blended greens.

However after I’m feeling just a little extra fancy, I like to make use of All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce to make Paleo Hiyashi Chuka (Chilly “Ramen” Salad), Heat Asian Brussels Sprouts Slaw, and Smashed Cucumber and Carrot Salad!

All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce additionally makes a fab dressing for Chinese language Hen Salad! Paired with Cracklin’ Hen, you possibly can’t go incorrect!

Craving a Entire30-friendly poke? Make my Tuna Poke With Avocado!

Instantaneous Pot Stews!

It ain’t only for stir-fries and salads, although. If you happen to’ve received some braising cuts within the fridge and need to pop ’em within the Instantaneous Pot or gradual cooker, a cup or so of All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce makes a improbable Asian-inspired stewing liquid. Merely season the meat with salt or Magic Mushroom Powder, and add a cup of All-Function Stir-Fry to the cooker. Then, program your Instantaneous Pot or gradual cooker for the lower of meat you’re utilizing, and presto-change-o: An unimaginable (and extremely straightforward) dinner!

Head over to my Instagram to learn the small print on how I stress cooked the stew on the left and the stew on the appropriate in my Instantaneous Pot.

UPDATE: I received so many requests for a step-by-step recipe for my straightforward peasy Instantaneous Pot stew so I wrote it up!

Right here’s my recipe for Instantaneous Pot Chinese language Beef Stew:


And that’s not all! Hungry for a tasty, dead-simple marinade for meat, seafood, or veggies? Use All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce.

Exhibit A: Straightforward Teriyaki Salmon!

Exhibit B: Chinese language Hen Wings

You may dip the grilled meat and/or veggies in All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce once you serve it, too!

What are you ready for? Shake up a jar of All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce already!

P.S.: Bookmark this web page, ’trigger I plan on updating it with new recipes utilizing All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce!

[Originally posted on September 11, 2018. Updated on December 29, 2019.]

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How To Use All-Function Stir-Fry Sauce