How to Make Black bean sauce

How to Make Black bean sauce - 1 11
  • 50g fermented black beans
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Optional: chili pepper flakes or chopped chili peppers for spice
Per serving
Calories: 140 kcal
Proteins: 8 g
Fats: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 9 g
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  • Rinse the fermented black beans under cold water to remove excess salt. Drain well and roughly chop them.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan or wok over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and ginger to the hot oil and stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped fermented black beans to the pan and continue stir-frying for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and optional chili pepper flakes or chopped chili peppers. Stir well to combine.
  • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • Remove from heat and let the sauce cool slightly before using or storing in an airtight container.

Black bean sauce is incredibly versatile and can be used in various dishes. It is commonly used as a stir-fry sauce for vegetables, tofu, chicken, pork, or seafood. It pairs well with rice, noodles, or steamed vegetables.

Black bean sauce is a flavorful and savory condiment originating from China. It is made from fermented black beans, which give it a unique umami taste. The sauce adds depth and richness to dishes, making it a popular choice in Chinese cuisine and beyond. Its versatility and ability to enhance the flavors of different ingredients make it a valuable addition to any kitchen.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Fermented black beans used in the sauce are made from soybeans that have undergone a fermentation process, resulting in a distinct flavor and aroma.
  2. Black bean sauce is a staple in Cantonese cuisine, particularly in dishes like Black Bean Chicken and Black Bean Beef.
  3. The sauce is often used as a marinade for meats, providing them with a rich and savory taste.
  4. It can also be used as a dipping sauce or condiment for steamed or roasted dishes.
  5. Black bean sauce is readily available in most Asian grocery stores, but making it from scratch allows you to customize the flavors and control the ingredients.
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