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RICK & MORTY SZECHUAN SAUCE

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6,647,701 views  I was 9 when Szechuan sauce graced sauce pumps across the nation, so naturally, I can't remember at all what it tastes like. But with the help of some actual Szechuan sauce (like, the stuff from Sichuan), a Redditor's diligent recreation, a fast-food-secret: mixing things together in different ways and repackaging it, we might just come close!

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INGREDIENTS

Method: Standard Szechuan Sauce

red dried Chinese chilis

1 ounce red dried Chinese chilis

Szechuan peppercorns

Szechuan peppercorns

Fresh ginger

Fresh ginger

Garlic

Garlic

Sesame seed oil

1 tbsp Sesame seed oil

Rice wine vinegar

Rice wine vinegar

soy sauce

3 tbsp soy sauce

brown sugar

1 tbsp brown sugar

Method: Fan Recipe Szechuan Sauce

Garlic

Garlic

Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar

Soy sauce

Soy sauce

of plum sake

3 tbsp of plum sake

Sriracha sauce

Sriracha sauce

of brown sugar

4 tbsp of brown sugar

Gresh ginger

Gresh ginger

Chili paste (if you’re looking for heat)

Chili paste (if you’re looking for heat)

Method: McDonald's Sauce Method

McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce

McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce

McDonald’s Tangy Barbeque Sauce

McDonald’s Tangy Barbeque Sauce

DIRECTIONS

Method: Standard Szechuan Sauce

1.

Dry roast red dried Chinese chilis: Sauté them in an un-oiled pan until fragrant. Add boiling water to the pan and let the peppers steep for 30 minutes.

red dried Chinese chilis

1 ounce red dried Chinese chilis

2.

Toast Szechuan peppercorns. Once toasted, place in grinder and grind until finely ground. Set aside.

Szechuan peppercorns

Szechuan peppercorns

3.

Add peppers to food processor along with fresh ginger and blend until paste-like.

Fresh ginger

Fresh ginger

4.

Sweat some garlic in oil in a pan and add blended peppers. Sauté for about 2 minutes and then add sesame seed oil, some rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, some of our freshly ground Szechuan peppercorns, and brown sugar. Mix until combined.

Garlic

Garlic

Sesame seed oil

1 tbsp Sesame seed oil

Rice wine vinegar

Rice wine vinegar

Szechuan peppercorns

Szechuan peppercorns

soy sauce

3 tbsp soy sauce

brown sugar

1 tbsp brown sugar

Method: Fan Recipe Szechuan Sauce

1.

Sweat some garlic and oil in a pan until fragrant.

Garlic

Garlic

2.

Add balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, plum sake, a good helping of sriracha sauce, brown sugar, and if you want some heat, add chili paste from previous episode. Also we are going to crush a knob of fresh ginger in there.

Balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar

Soy sauce

Soy sauce

of plum sake

3 tbsp of plum sake

Sriracha sauce

Sriracha sauce

of brown sugar

4 tbsp of brown sugar

Chili paste (if you’re looking for heat)

Chili paste (if you’re looking for heat)

Gresh ginger

Gresh ginger

3.

Sauté for about 5 minutes until everything is soft and syrupy.

Method: McDonald's Sauce Method

1.

Combine 2 parts Sweet and Sour sauce to 1 part Tangy Barbeque sauce.

McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce

McDonald’s Sweet and Sour Sauce

McDonald’s Tangy Barbeque Sauce

McDonald’s Tangy Barbeque Sauce

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