Okay Glip Glops listen up! If you missed out on McDonalds Szechuan sauce you are still in luck! And if you are wondering what the heck Szechuan sauce is well then you've come to the right place.
“In 1998, they (McDonald’s) had this promotion for the Disney film “Mulan” where they created a new sauce for the McNuggets called Szechuan Sauce. and it’s delicious! And then they got rid of it, and now it’s gone.” - Rick Sanchez
This endorsement from the popular show “Rick and Morty” created enough hype among fans for McDonald’s to re-introduce the sauce for one day only, but they vastly under estimated the demand. In short, they Cronenberged up the whole thing. So I did the only thing I could do - I hit the button of my Meeseeks Box with one request “Help me make the perfect Szechuan Sauce”. Now, I share my creation with you.
Shout out to Reddit user Babish for the base of what I used to create a sauce that suits my taste.
It's a little tangy, a little sweet, and a lot of kick!
Secret Szechuan Sauce
Cook Time | Approx. 15 | Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: ~ 175 cals
6 crushed garlic cloves
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sriracha sauce (add an additional tbsp if you like it spicy!)
3 tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp minced ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the crushed garlic, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
Add in the light brown sugar and stir until it is dissolved completely and the sauce starts to thicken. Continue to simmer for about 2 min.
Remove sauce from heat and pour into a bowl, add the minced ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Use as dipping sauce for your favorite chicken nuggets!