Szechuan Sauce

neil bougourd | 12 June, 2021

This is a great sauce for using in a stir fry, or as a marinade.

It adds, spice, and zing.


1 tsp szechuan peppercorns

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 Tbsp maple syrup

1 Tbsp sesame oil

1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 Tbsp mirin

3 cloves of garlic - minced

2 tsp ginger minced

1 tsp chili flakes ( for heat /optional)

1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice

2 tsp cornstarch ( for thickening/ optional)

salt to taste.


Toast the szechuan peppercorns in a hot , dry skillet over medium heat for about 1 - 2 minutes.

Blend all the spices together and whisk until well combined.

Use this sauce in a stir fry, or you can thicken it if using as a marinade.