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Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 teaspoons shallots chopped
  • 1 cup demi-glace
  • 1 tablespoon seedless raisins
  • teaspoons capers drained
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small saucepan, whisk the sugar and vinegar together over medium high heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar caramelizes, constantly stirring.
  • Add the white wine and whisk vigorously for a few seconds.
  • Add the shallots, bring to a boil and reduce by one third.
  • Whisk in the demi-glace.
  • Add the raisins and capers.
  • Reduce until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately.