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Fred's Schezuan (Sichuan) Sauce

 

Well, this is NOT non-fat, but is low fat. It's kind of a Schezuan sauce I guess, of my own invention. If I could figure out how to avoid using the oil it would be non-fat.
20

Yield

12

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

20

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
whole, yellow
4 cloves garlic
minced
1 small shallots
optional, finely chopped
*
2 tablespoons soy sauce, sodium reduced
1 each thai bird's eye chili peppers
finely chopped, or jalapeno, or 1/2 teaspoon tabasco
*
1 ½ cups tomato juice
or v8
½ teaspoons white pepper
½ teaspoons cumin
ground
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 x black pepper
to taste, freshly ground
*

Directions

Considering it makes about 1½ cups of sauce, and that goes a long way (ie: 2 Tbs per serving, approx), the fat content per serving should be about 1g due to the sauce.

The flavor of the sesame oil is quite indespensible, to me.

It's quite spicy, be warned!

But it's fantastic for vegetables over rice, or with vegetables, grilled chicken, and rice noodles; or stirred into plain wild rice.

DIRECTIONS:

In a small skillet, sauté the garlic, hot pepper, shallot, and mustard seed in the oil until the garlic and shallots brown and the mustard seeds begin to pop (best over high heat, but don't let the oil burn).

Add the tomato juice, tamari, white pepper and cumin.

Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

In a smal; cup mix 2 teaspoons cold water and the cornstarch until smooth.

Stir into sauce, stirring constantly.

The sauce should thicken in about a minute or two.

Remove from heat and stir into your favorite dish.

By Frederick True

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 38g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1829% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 104mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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