Make this Homemade Hoisin Sauce substitute in 5 minutes and forget the store-bought stuff. This sauce is perfect in Asian dishes as a dip or a glaze for meats or sauce for stir fry.
This sauce is an Asian version of a barbecue sauce and is perfect with grilled or sauteed meats and vegetables. It’s thick, has a strong fragrance and salty-sweet taste thanks to peanut butter and brown sugar. This homemade version is simplified with common ingredients, you can find in your local grocery store. Jazz up your next Asian takeout dinner with this delicious sauce and never go back to the store-bought stuff again!
- low-sodium soy sauce
- rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- sesame oil
- brown sugar
- sweet chili sauce
- peanut butter
- Chinese five-spice
- black pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl or blender.
- Whisk or blend until smooth.
- Store in a jar for up to 2 weeks.
- Authentic hoisin sauce includes black bean paste. However, this ingredient is not readily available. My version is simplified and easy to make for an everyday home cook.
- I highly recommend the addition of molasses to give it that store-bought sauce taste, but if you don’t have it on hand, you can use a good barbecue sauce.
- For an added kick, add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce.
How to use it:
Hoisin Sauce can be used just like BBQ sauce: as a glaze for grilled meat or as a dipping sauce for fried eggrolls, wontons or dumplings. You can add it to stir-fries like you would with teriyaki sauce. It is also a great marinade for chicken and can be used to make a salad vinaigrette.
More homemade sauce recipes:
- Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- Thai Peanut Sauce
- Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Asian Sesame Dressing
- Homemade Enchilada Sauce
- Stir Fry Sauce
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Homemade Hoisin Sauce
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 4 teaspoons sweet chili sauce
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
- Place all ingredients in a bowl or blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour sauce into a jar with lid.
- Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
- If you don't have molasses on hand, use barbecue sauce.
- You can add crushed red pepper flakes for more heat.