How to Make Hoisin sauce

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  • 100g fermented soybeans
  • 75g sugar
  • 50g garlic cloves
  • 50g red chilies
  • 50g rice vinegar
  • 25g cornstarch
  • 25g sesame oil
  • 25g soy sauce
  • 25g water
  • 10g Chinese five-spice powder
Per serving
Calories: 228 kcal
Proteins: 3 g
Fats: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 55 g
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  • Rinse the fermented soybeans under cold water and drain them well.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the fermented soybeans, sugar, garlic cloves, red chilies, rice vinegar, cornstarch, sesame oil, soy sauce, water, and Chinese five-spice powder.
  • Blend the mixture until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook the sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the hoisin sauce cool down.
  • Once cooled, transfer the hoisin sauce to a sterilized jar or bottle for storage.

The hoisin sauce can be served with a variety of dishes, such as stir-fries, spring rolls, barbecue meats, and noodle dishes. It adds a rich, sweet, and savory flavor to these dishes.

Hoisin sauce is a popular condiment in Chinese cuisine known for its sweet and savory taste. It is made primarily from fermented soybeans and is commonly used as a glaze, dipping sauce, or ingredient in various dishes. It has a thick consistency and a deep, complex flavor profile. The sauce is versatile and can enhance the taste of many different dishes, making it a staple in Chinese cooking.

Facts about hoisin sauce:

  1. Hoisin sauce is sometimes referred to as Chinese barbecue sauce.
  2. The name “hoisin” translates to “seafood” in Cantonese, but the sauce does not contain seafood as an ingredient.
  3. Hoisin sauce is a key component in famous Chinese dishes like Peking duck and moo shu pork.
  4. The sauce is also used in Vietnamese cuisine, particularly in dishes like pho and banh mi sandwiches.
  5. Commercially produced hoisin sauces may contain additional ingredients like modified cornstarch, preservatives, and artificial flavors.
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