Chinese lemon sauce

    25 min

    This dipping or pouring sauce is the perfect accompaniment to Chinese-style crispy battered chicken. This is how you make lemon sauce that everyone will enjoy with any meal (especially with Chinese food).


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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 medium lemons
    • 225ml water
    • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off the rind of the lemons, avoiding the white pith. Slice very finely.
    2. Cut the lemons in half, juice into a medium pan and add the lemon rind, water and sugar. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook till the rind has softened, 10 to 15 minutes.
    3. Combine flour with a teaspoon or two of water to make a slurry. Add the sweet chilli sauce to the lemon sauce and whisk in while drizzling in the flour slurry, making sure there are no flour lumps. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

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