Try this sauce recipe. There are very affordable ingredients. including garlic.
How To Make Szechuan Sauce
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5 large garlic cloves
1.5 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled and minced
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar.
2 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
2 Tablespoons asian chili-garlic sauce, or any hot sauce like sriracha
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup chicken broth low sodium
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Red pepper or sesame seeds for garnishing
2 tablespoons brown sugar or any sweetener