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Szechuan sauce

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Does anyone out there have a good recipe for Szechuan sauce. I'm looking for a good basic recipe for use with seafood, chicken, or pork. Thanks guys.
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just get stirring

:) never heard of it,but that doesn't mean we couldn't try .
i think you should start with chicken or poultry stock,or vegetable stock since you want to use it with fish aswell.
Sautee some mirepoix in vegetable oil,add a bouquet garni,bayleaf ,garlic,crushed white peppercorns,pour in the stock,bring to the boil and leave to simmer for 30 minutes,pass trough a fine sieve and season with salt.
roast the schezuan pepper ,put in a peppermill and add to the sauce when you serve it.
You can always add cream or thicken the sauce.
this should be a nice basic try-out.
Speaking from my european point of view that is..... :D
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I'll give it a try......

This is my first foray into Chinese cooking.....Thanks
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:bounce: my dear Syneclise, I'm sorry but I thought you needed a Schezuan pepper sauce, hence the improvisation.....
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"Authentically modeled after the dipping sauces favored in this south/central province of China, Szechuan sauce is a balanced blend of shoyu, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and chilies."


Some sources for you to browse.
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Thanks mudbug for the list of to the kitchen :chef:
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I run an exhibition saute line at an upscale corporate cafeteria in Foster City, CA. The menu changes daily, and pan asian foods are the most popular for my station.


To make a perfect szechuan sauce, start with an overly spicy base. 


Saute your szechuan peppercorns in sesame oil. They will soften. Add balsamic vinegar, samboulek chili sauce, brown sugar, and oyster sauce. Simmer and let reduce to thicken after 10 minutes. Add a base appropriate for the protein such as chicken, then add apporpriate volume of water for base used. Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sherry wine. Simmer and thicken with cornstarch if needed. 


Saute your chicken, and veggies (Chinese long cut beans, celery, carrot, bell peppers), add hydrated rice noodles and toss with the premade sauce.

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