Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Hoisin sauce and sweet & sour chili sauce.

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
809 Calories
76g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 809
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 76g 98%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 5g
Calcium 98mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps 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. Turn 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.

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