We made the szechuan sauce today!
I realize now I should have included the recipe I used when I first posted these photos. I used a recipe I found on reddit. You could look that one up, if it instructs you to drink the plum sake, that’s the one. I recommend you look it up, it has additional info, and I want to give credit to the original author, but I’ll write it out here as well for convenience:
•mince 6 cloves of garlic and sweat (heat them up in a skillet) - note: I made this in a saucepan
•add 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
•add soy sauce to taste (do not use low sodium sauce) - note: I used 4 tablespoons
•add 2 tablespoons plum sake - note: I couldn’t find plum sake, so I used sweet cooking sake and ½ teaspoon of plum sauce, it seemed to work
•reduce sauce slightly
•add 3 ½ tablespoons Sriracha
•add 2 tablespoons brown sugar
•add red pepper flakes to taste
•add minced ginger to taste
•boil to reduce, stirring regularly, until it is the desired consistency
Serve with your favorite nuggets.