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Asian: Chinese Brown Gravy Recipes by SandyOH

posted by SandyOH 03-21-102 10:02 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Chinese Brown Gravy
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Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Sauces
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/4 c Soy sauce
1 tb Cornstarch
1 tb Sugar
1 tb Sesame oil
1/2 c White wine


Blend all ingredients and cook until slightly thickened.



Chinese Brown Gravy/Sauce

1 quart water
2 tablespoons vegetarian 'beef' bouillon powder
1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Tbs soy sauce
4 tsps cornstarch
2 Tbs water


Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; set aside. Put oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and stir-fry until it becomes golden. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry 1 minute. Add water, bouillon powder, soy sauce and sugar; mix well. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring often. Add cornstarch-water mixture, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick and translucent. If thicker sauce is desired, make and add additional cornstarch-water mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick and translucent.

Variations:
Ginger Sauce: Use 1 - 2 tsps ginger.

Mushroom Sauce: Add 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms with garlic and ginger. Stir-fry until mushrooms are soft and beginning to brown. Continue with recipe.

Chicken' Sauce: Use vegetarian 'chicken' bouillon powder
instead of 'beef'.

Oyster' Sauce: Add 1 - 2 Tbs vegetarian oyster sauce.

Sesame Sauce: Add Chinese sesame oil to taste.

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