Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 2): Hoisin Dipping Sauce
If you’re looking for a dipping sauce that has a strong salty flavor with a slight sweetness, Hoisin sauce is the answer.
Hoisin sauce is sometimes referred to as Chinese barbecue sauce. It’s a combination of soy, garlic, vinegar, chili and sweetener. It’s fragrant and pungent, dark in color and thick in consistency.
- Oil: 1 tablespoon
- Garlic: 1 clove, finely chopped
- Ginger: 1 teaspoon, finely chopped
- Hoisin sauce: 6 tablespoons
- Dark soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
- Water: 2 tablespoons
- Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
- Sesame oil: 4 drops
- Chile paste: 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Peanuts: 1 tablespoon, chopped
Add oil into a wok and place it over medium-high to high heat.
Add the garlic and ginger and stir until they give a pleasant smell.
Adjust the heat to medium, add other ingredients and stir well.
Continue to cook until they are well-done.
Remove from the heat and set aside to let cool.
Pour the mixture into a clean jar, seal carefully, and store in the fridge.
If you cannot find a prepared hoisin sauce at the store, you can substitute with peanut butter, miso, or black bean paste. Another way is to use typical American sweet barbecue sauce, then add sriracha and Chinese five-spice powder.
Aside from being served with dumplings, hoisin sauce can be a dipping sauce for egg rolls, spring rolls, or other finger food and appetizers. Other times, it can play as an ingredient that adds an authentic flavor, thicken, and color to Asian dishes, especially stir-fried and veggie side dishes.
Hoisin Dipping Sauce https://www.thespruceeats.com/hoisin-dipping-sauce-recipe-695113 Accessed October 25th, 2019