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Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe--Gluten-free

Outstanding!  Add unforgettable Asian flavor to your next stir-fry or make a lip-smacking dipping sauce your family and friends will love. | Spicy Orange Sauce--Gluten-free | GlutenFreeHomemade.com

Updated April 24, 2018

Are you looking for a Spicy Orange Sauce recipe that makes stir-fries stand up and take notice?

This quick and easy gluten-free recipe is sure to become a family favorite and a guest pleaser!

Soy sauce is among common Asian pantry essentials, key ingredients in ethnic dishes from China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam that pose serious problems for those who are gluten intolerant or have Celiac Disease.

Used for marinating and basting meats as well as adding depth of flavor and color to myriads of sauces, soy sauce quickly became a staple in my pantry.

When I was diagnosed as gluten-intolerant, many ingredients I once used to create bright flavored stir-fries and marinades disappeared from my cooking palette.

Imagine my triumph when I discovered I could substitute wheat-based soy sauce with Bragg Liquid Aminos, gluten-free shoyu or gluten-free soy sauce, without sacrificing mouth-feel and rich flavor.

I was off and running . . . 

. . . until I hit the next Asian food ingredient wall.

Hoisin sauce.

How could I capture the unique piquant taste and jelly-like texture of hoisin sauce in such a way my family and friends would never know I swapped out the real thing for a gluten-free substitute of this Asian ingredient?

After years of trying different combinations of ingredients from my pantry and refrigerator, I decided to give it one more try.


Jam is always a good base from which to build a new sauce.

I pulled some left-over apricot jam from my refrigerator, because it had the sticky, jelly-like consistency similar to hoisin sauce, only thicker. 

While the little chunks of apricot in the jam would make for a lumpy sauce, I didn't think my family would notice when it was added to a stir-fry.

Surprisingly, those bits of fruit added bursts of flavor, making my Asian dishes delightful.

Whenever I don’t know what else to do when creating a new savory recipe and if it seems like it might be a good idea at the time, I splash on some Bragg Liquid Aminos to kick up the flavor.

So, dashing some on, I stirred it into the apricot jam, adding a touch more just until the mixture came together with the consistency of hoisin sauce.  

Not knowing what else to do to the sauce, I sent up a little prayer and called it good.

Turns out, my hoisin sauce gluten-free substitute received raves!

My family had no idea they were enjoying a gluten-free sauce!

You know what you cooked is great when your family and guests request a redo.

Try this gluten-free Spicy Orange Sauce recipe.

It makes a tasty dipping sauce, too!





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Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe--Gluten-free


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Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe--Gluten-free


Outstanding! Add unforgettable Asian flavor to your next stir-fry or make a lip-smacking dipping sauce your family and friends will love.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients:
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons orange marmalade or apricot jam
- 2 teaspoons potato starch
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions:
1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients.
2. Cook over medium high heat until mixture simmers and just begins to thicken; stir constantly.
3. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 1 minute more; stir constantly.
4. Serve as a stir-fry sauce or a dipping sauce.

Tags:
Gluten-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Fat-free, Low Fat, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian




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Metric Measurements

Note:  use volume-based imperial/metric measuring spoons and dry measuring cups marked in milliliters; see Kitchen Equipment and Tools.

Ingredients

  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 30 ml orange marmalade or apricot jam
  • 10 ml potato starch
  • 5 ml gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1.25 ml teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium high heat until mixture simmers and just begins to thicken; stir constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 1 minute more; stir constantly.
  4. Serve as a stir-fry sauce or a dipping sauce.



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