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Homemade Hoisin Sauce

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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.

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 2/3 cup of sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredents until smooth.
  2. Use in Asian recipes or as a dipping sauce. Keep leftovers in a covered jar in the fridge.


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11 Responses

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    May 11, 2015 at 1:54 am

  3. I love how easy to make this sauce is! It sounds delicious and tasty! Thanks to addition of peanut butter. Thanks for sharing.

    May 11, 2015 at 2:11 am

  4. I love this! I am always for making my own sauces since bottled ones are just always full of unnecessary things!

    May 11, 2015 at 6:22 am

  5. Great idea – pinned so I don’t forget.I frequently use hoisin and every time I buy it I wonder if I couldn’t make it myself – now I know how! I’m sure it will be better tasting and less expensive.

    May 11, 2015 at 11:09 am

  6. Thanks for the recipe. I always thought hison sauce had fish in it.
    Yay! As a vegetarian I can make my own and enjoy it. So easy too

    May 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

  7. This is a very nice recipe to have! I like making sauces from scratch as well. We love hoisin sprinkled with peanuts for Vietnamese summer rolls. And grilled chicken basted with hoisin and served on a bed of fried rice vermicelli is exceptional. So many uses for this versatile sauce!

    May 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

  8. We go through a lot of hoisin sauce and I have thought of making my own. I have never seen one with peanut butter before. That is a very different twist.

    May 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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  11. Delicious homemade hoisin sauce thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning, tweeting and sharing in google plus.

    May 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm