Easy Homemade Hoisin Sauce

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My family love eating Chinese and Asian flavoured dishes. Sometimes the ingredients are either hard to find, out of our budget or not kosher and I have to look for alternatives. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/recipes/chicken-and-cashew-nut-stir-fry/

Hoisin sauce is a regular feature in Asian/Chinese foods. Living in Johannesburg I can find Hoisin sauce at one particular store sometimes, Off The Strip in Sandringham. It is imported and expensive.

So I decided to make my own. Here is the recipe.

I prefer thick soy sauce but thin works well too.

You can use white sugar if you don’t have any brown, it will make the sauce a little sweeter.

If you don’t have rice vinegar use plain white vinegar

You can use any hot sauce and add as little or as much as you need to your tastes. I use tabasco.

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Hoisin Sauce Recipe


8 Tbs soy sauce
4 Tbs peanut butter
2 Tbs brown sugar
4 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 clove garlic, crushed
4 tsp sesame seed oil
8 drops hot sauce
1/8 tsp black pepper


Blend everything together and pour into your cooking or into a jar for storage. It can be kept for up to 2 weeks.