Make Szechuan Sauce a Pantry Staple

by Editorial Team | January 6th, 2021 | Cooking Basics

If you look in the pantry of almost anybody living in the Sichaun Province, you will probably see some Szechuan sauce, or at least some of the ingredients to whip up a sauce at a moment’s notice. While this fantastic sauce hasn’t quite become a staple in American pantries, it should. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why, shall we?

The Sauce is Versatile

One of the brilliant things about this sauce is that it is versatile.

Most sauces can be used just a couple of ways. Not Szechaun. If you can think of a savory dish where you use sauce, then Szechaun can be a decent substitute. This is especially true if the dish involves chili in some way.

This means that the sauce can be used for:

*Stir Fries
*Marinating meat and vegetables
*As a dipping sauce
*Making soup

Of course, you can also use it as a normal sauce too. For example, you can just add a touch of it onto your fries or burger to add a flavorful kick to it.

The versatility of Scechaun sauce means that it won’t be long before you become experimental with it. You will be surprised at how well it goes with just about every single dish that you cook.

Of course, once you have this in your pantry, you are probably going to be using it a lot. It is always nice to know that you will have an awesome, versatile sauce within arm’s reach whenever you need it.

It is Packed to the Brim with Flavor

Cuisine from the Sichaun Province is loved so much because it is so flavorful. Part of the reason of this is down to their liberal use of Szechaun sauce. It is hard to describe the taste, because it is unlike anything you will have tasted before.

The ingredient list for a decent sauce will be rather simple. There will be a soy base, with a few extra ingredients added for flavor. In many sauces, this will also include a dash of chili. However, despite the small ingredient list, the flavors are complex…and yet complement each other ridiculously well. The simple ingredients are why this sauce works so well in just about every single dish that you add it too.

Honestly, Szechaun is packed with so much flavor, you could just add a dash of it to a bit of plain chicken and you will end up creating something wonderful, and it barely takes any time at all.

If you are the type of person that doesn’t really know how to make flavorful dishes or do not have the time to do that, then you really should be stocking some Szechaun in your pantry. We, honestly, cannot imagine a better sauce for you to have. It can even impress any guests you serve it to. Do they really need to know that adding that much flavor took barely effort on your part?

It is healthier than your average sauce 

Quality Szechaun shouldn’t be packed to the brim with sugar like most of the other sauces that you have in your pantry. This means that turning to Szechaun could be a decent option for those that want flavor in their food but really want to cut back on the number of calories that they are consuming. 


If there is one sauce you should be adding to your pantry today, it needs to be Szechaun. You will struggle to find anything packed with more flavor and has more versatility than this brilliant Chinese sauce.

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