Ginger Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce

Ginger Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce

Toss out the bottled stir-fry sauces! It's time to make our own! This is an easy, fresh alternative to enliven your next stir-fry.

A perfect stir-fry sauce hits all the right flavor notes: salty, sweet, acidic, and spicy. It's this balance that makes it hard to find a great recipe. This one gets it right.

Try this sauce on your next stir-fry! When your ingredients are finished cooking, turn off the heat and drizzle on the sauce. Don't drown your veggies in sauce—just a little will do.

Click here to see our secrets to making a perfect stir-fry.

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Transfer the sauce to a jar to keep in the refrigerator.

Ginger Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced (about 1” piece)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 6 tablespoons cool water
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (for info on tamari click here)
  • 4 tablespoon mirin (or sherry cooking wine) (for info about mirin click here)
  • 2 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, rice wine vinegar


  1. In a small saucepan, add oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Saute on low heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small bowl, add corn starch and water. Stir with a spoon until corn starch is dissolved. Add soy sauce, mirin, and rice vine vinegar. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan. Keep heat on low and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Drizzle onto your favorite stir-fry after your ingredients are cooked.



One Comment

  1. Can’t wait to try this out !!!

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