Hoisin sauce is a dark-colored sauce usually used in Chinese cooking to glaze the meat. It is made of soybean paste, garlic, chili, and has a sweet and sour taste. This sauce has a thick texture.
Hoisin sauce is easily available in most large supermarkets or Chinese stores. If you can’t find it, try this recipe which is not original but gives similar taste and makes a good substitute.
As I said original hoisin sauce is made with soybean paste. Finding soybean paste can be more difficult than finding hoisin sauce. So I’m using peanut butter in place of soybeans which provides similar taste. The color of the finished product will be lighter than the original as soybean paste is dark in color.
You can use Hoison sauce in these recipes.
Hoisin Sauce recipe, quick and easy
- 4 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 pinch black pepper
- Mix all and store sauce in a clean jar in the fridge.