How to Make Oyster sauce

How to Make Oyster sauce - 1 6
  • Fresh oysters: 250g
  • Soy sauce: 100g
  • Water: 50g
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Cornstarch: 10g
  • Sesame oil: 5g
Per serving
Calories: 88 kcal
Proteins: 1 g
Fats: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 21 g
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  • Start by cleaning the fresh oysters thoroughly and removing any dirt or debris. Rinse them under cold water.
  • In a saucepan, combine the soy sauce and water over medium heat. Stir well to mix.
  • Add the sugar to the saucepan and continue stirring until it dissolves completely.
  • Place the cleaned oysters into the saucepan and let them simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with a little water to create a slurry. This will help thicken the sauce.
  • Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the saucepan while continuously stirring. This will thicken the sauce to the desired consistency.
  • Add the sesame oil to the sauce and stir well to incorporate.
  • Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the flavors have melded together.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and let the oyster sauce cool down.
  • Once cooled, transfer the oyster sauce to a sterilized jar or bottle for storage.

Oyster sauce is a versatile condiment and can be served with a variety of dishes. It pairs well with stir-fried vegetables, meat dishes, seafood, noodles, and rice.

Oyster sauce is a savory and rich condiment that adds depth of flavor to various dishes. It is made from oysters, soy sauce, and other seasonings, resulting in a umami-packed sauce. Its thick consistency and slightly sweet-salty taste make it a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Oyster sauce is believed to have been created by accident in China when a cook was trying to reduce a broth made from oysters.
  2. The process of making traditional oyster sauce involves slowly simmering oysters in water until they release their natural juices, which are then thickened and flavored.
  3. Oyster sauce is commonly used in Cantonese and Thai cuisines.
  4. It is a common ingredient in popular dishes like stir-fried beef with oyster sauce, oyster sauce chicken, and vegetable stir-fries.
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