Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Hoisin sauce and sweet and sour chili sauce
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1/3 cup (2-3 servings)
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Hoisin sauce, sometimes called Chinese barbecue sauce, is a fragrant, pungent sauce used frequently in Asian vegetable stir-frys and marinades as well as Asian-style grilled dishes. Made from a combination of soy, garlic, vinegar, and usually chili and sweetener, hoisin is dark in color and thick in consistency. It has a very strong salty and slightly sweet flavor.

As with most dipping sauces, this tastes best if the flavors are allowed to blend for 1 hour before serving.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon oil (for stir-frying)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chile paste (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts (chopped)

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high to high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger to the wok.
  3. Stir-fry briefly until aromatic.
  4. urn the heat down to medium and stir in the other ingredients.
  5. Heat through and remove from the stove. Cool.
  6. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 809
Total Fat 76 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 30 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 840 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)