Orange Sauce is a sweet, tangy, and orange flavor-loaded Chinese sauce. It is usually made with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, veg or chicken broth, orange juice, and zest. This Homemade Orange Sauce is one of the best stir fry sauces and also an essential ingredient to make Orange Chicken. And the best part is you can also use this sauce to toss your favorite veggies, and other proteins like shrimp, salmon, and tofu for different variations.
For Best Flavor - Adding a generous amount of ginger and garlic delivers the fresh aroma and best flavor and taste to your sauce. So I would recommend not compromising on it
Orange Flavor - The citrusy and tangy orange flavor comes not only from the orange juice but also from the peels. You can either use fresh orange peels or dried orange powder
Broth Instead of Water - Even though you can add water while making this sauce I would suggest adding veg or chicken broth instead. And it helps to achieve a restaurant-quality stir fry sauce
For Bright Orange Color - This Orange Sauce shared here delivered me a light brown orangish color sauce due to the addition of dark soy sauce. But if you would like to achieve an orange color then I recommend skipping dark soy sauce. And also adding a pinch or two of ground turmeric delivers a bright orange color to your sauce
Sesame Oil - Delivers the earthy and rustic flavors to your sauce that is popular in Chinese Cooking
Look for Salt - Make sure to keep an eye while seasoning the sauce with salt, as the sauces and broth added here always have a good amount of salt added to it