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Monday, September 14, 2009

Hoisin Sauce Recipe

I was in the "Oriental" aisle at Sobeys comparing ingredient lists on bottles of Hoisin Sauce (for an upcoming pork tenderloin recipe) only to find myself horrified by all of them. For example, The Golden Dragon Hoisin Sauce ingredients are: Water, Sugar, Soy Beans, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Vinegar, Spices, Caramel Color, Wheat, Maltodextrin, Sodium Benzoate (a preservative). I thought, that can't possibly be the original, authentic recipe for this stuff. So I set off to find a recipe and make my own.

4 TB Organic Tamari soy sauce
2 TB black bean paste*
1 TB honey or molasses or brown sugar
2 tsp white vinegar
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sesame oil
20 drops habanero hot sauce
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
*you can use peanut butter as a substitute if you can't find black bean paste

Mix well until everything is fully incorporated.

1 comment:

  1. If you can't find the black bean paste, then look for femented black beans, and just rinse ( if desired) and mash. Thanks for this great recipe. I can eat Asian again!