Homemade Hoisin Sauce
Hoisin sauce is a thick, pungent sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fries, or as dipping sauce. It is darkly coloured in appearance and both sweet and salty in taste. If you find yourself needing Hoisin sauce for a recipe, but have none on hand, this is a very handy recipe. It uses common pantry ingredients for the most part, so you might even have everything you need to make it.
I use this sauce for things like my popular Spicy Asian Ginger Meatballs (hailed as the very best recipe I made for my First Blog-iversary party) and also for the surprise twist that gives my Mahogany Beef Stew that wonderful depth of flavor. I don’t use it that often, so I’m glad to have this recipe for those times when I need it, but I don’t want to run to the store to get some. I like to make my own sauces and spice mixtures at home. There’s something immensely satisfying about tasting something wonderful when you made the sauce yourself.
- 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon dark molasses
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or other hot pepper sauce, to taste)
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped fine
- 1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder
- In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredents until smooth.
- Use in Asian recipes or as a dipping sauce. Keep leftovers in a covered jar in the fridge.
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