Basic Chinese Stir Fry Sauce

Chinese dishes are one of those cuisines that us coeliacs have to say a heart rendering goodbye to when we’re diagnosed. Although I’ve pretty much forgotten what it’s like to eat Chinese food from a take out, I do miss the amazing Chinese restaurants in China Town, Manchester.

Another thing that proves difficult when you want to have Chinese food at home is finding a stir fry sauce that’s gluten free or is suitable for those on a gluten free diet. I’ve lost count the amount of times me, Mike and ‘Wheat Pete’ have stood in the aisle in Asda reading and re-reading packets of stir fry sauce to see if it contains any nasty wheat and gluten. Although I have yet to find one, I do know they’re are some stir fry sauces out there that are fine – but it’s like finding a needle in a haystack!

So the other day Mike and ‘Wheat Pete’ had planned to have a stir-fry; they bought their stir fry sauce, their noodles, chicken and a big box of stir fry vegetables.  I didn’t have the foggiest idea what I was going to have but as soon as I saw the Amoy ‘Straight to Wok’ gluten free noodles, I knew I had to have a stir fry as well, but what the chuff was I going to do about the sauce?!

Then it hit me… I could make my own easy gluten free stir fry sauce and that’s what I did!

So because I was cooking for both me, Mike and ‘Wheat Pete’, I had to use two frying pans in the end as to contaminate mine dear gluten free stir fry with gluten!

Ingredients:

For the Sauce:

  • 2 Cloves of Garlic [chopped]
  • A little Oil for frying
  • 200ml Vegetable Stock [make sure it’s gluten free]
  • 2 teaspoons Corn Starch [dissolved in a little water till you form a paste]
  • 2 tablespoons Gluten Free Soy Sauce [I use Asda Free From Soy Sauce]
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Ginger
  • Ground Pepper to taste

For the Stir Fry:

 

Method:

  1. Heat the Oil in the pan over medium heat and add the chopped Garlic 
  2. After a minute or so, add the Vegetable Stock and give it a good stir
  3. Add the Gluten Free Soy Sauce, Corn Starch ‘paste’, Lemon Juice and stir together 
  4. After a couple of minutes, add the Sugar, Ground Ginger and Ground Pepper and bring to a boil then take off heat. 
  5. In another frying pan, add a little oil and fry the chicken until cooked thoroughly 
  6. Now add the Stir Fry Vegetables and cook until wilted and slightly brown 
  7. Now it’s time for your home-made gluten free Chinese stir fry sauce! Pour over the top and fry for a couple of minutes 
  8. Add the Amoy ‘Straight to Wok’ Noodles and give everything a good stir 
  9. Serve and enjoy your Chinese Stir Fry! 


6 comments

  1. Great to see they have brough out gluten free rice noodles – it seemed a shame that all the others had wheat flour in them, finally some good noodles!

    1. Hey Sarah 🙂 I’m so glad they’ve started to do them in the supermarkets! I usually had to pick them up from China Town in Manchester. They’re really nice too, have you tried them? x

  2. This was beautiful!! Nicest stir fry sauce I’ve ever tasted 🙂 thank you so much for started this blog. You’ve really helped me. I didn’t put the lemon in and it was still Devine

  3. I was searching for wheat free stir fry sauce recipes as my 1 year old daughter is wheat free and I was surprised to find that soy sauce has wheat in it (you’d never have thought!) Came across this website and I love the sound of this recipe. Even though the rest of us are able to eat wheat I’m looking forward to making it tonight for the whole family to enjoy! 🙂

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