A note from Chef Ken: At my former restaurant we served Sweet and Sour Dishes by preparing the components separately and combining them to order as requested. The menu offered Sweet and Sour Sauce with just Vegetables or with Tofu or Tempeh with Vegetables.
The beauty of these dishes is that all the pieces can be made in advance and chilled then assembled and brought up to temperature when the rest of the items are sautéed with the ginger and garlic. So, quick and easy meals are always within reach!
To create an entrée, pair the Sweet and Sour Sauce with cooked tofu, tempeh, or vegetables. The sauce can also be served over individual vegetables and cooked grains. Chick peas or cooked mushrooms are great additions, too!