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Stir-Fry Sauce with Black Garlic

Stir fries are great for using up all those veggies in your fridge, or nights where you need something healthy to get on the table quickly. Stir fries are one of the only ways we can get our kids to eat their veggies, so we don't overdo it with the sauce and we always add in a few cloves of black garlic for the added health benefits and for adding a little sweetness to the dish.

There isn't a lot involved with stir-fries, it really is all in the sauce. If you have your favourite stir-fry sauce dialed in already, try something new and throw in some chopped black garlic into the mix to replace any added sugar or honey. For those that are looking to try a new sauce, this is our go-to:

  • 1/4 C Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 2 TB grated fresh 
  • 2 cloves of minced fresh garlic, or 2 TB dehydrated minced garlic
  • 2-3 cloves of black garlic chopped or mashed with a fork if really tender
  • 2 t sesame oil
  • 2 t fish sauce
  • 2 t oyster sauce
  • 2 TB cornstarch

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Yup, pretty easy! Next you will need to cook your veggies in a wok. Once the vegetables are cooked according to your preference, toss in the sauce (reserve 1/4 of the mixture for cooking tofu or meat), add another chopped clove of black garlic, and stir it in gently. In a separate pan fry up some tofu or meat: chicken is great with this sauce, but prawns or pork go nicely as well.

Serve over rice or noodles.

Enjoy!