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.