Hoisin sauce in a dish

Hoisin sauce

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins No cook


Makes 80 ml (6 servings)

Make your own hoisin sauce to serve with Chinese dishes. Super versatile, it works as a glaze for meat, as a dipping sauce or a sauce for stir-fries

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal65
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein2g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

    Peanut butter

    pee-nut butt-ah

    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely crushed
  • 2 tsp sesame seed oil
  • hot sauce, to taste
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper


  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor or jug and blitz with a stick blender until smooth. Will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three weeks.

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10th Jun, 2020
Great recipe, I use for making veggie duck wraps with Linda McCartney shredded veggie duck, cucumber and spring onions. Double it as you can never get enough!
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22nd May, 2020
Tastes more like satay than hoisin
23rd Mar, 2020
Horrible. Tastes nothing like hoisin sauce. It went in the bin.
30th Apr, 2019
We have to double it, but we have 4 kids. This is a great sauce, I ended up having to make my own sesame seed oil as I didn't have enough. But it was worth it. Very tasty.
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Bernadine Cabanas
11th Dec, 2018
Hello. I do my hoisin sauce and I put red miso ( peunut butter is too rich) .
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Ella Stern
2nd Nov, 2018
Don't know what kind of blender you have but this amount would only smear my blender but never reach the blades :( How about a recipe where you can make a cup's worth and have it for next time?
8th May, 2018
Amazing! Only suggestion is that you make a double portion.
3rd Jul, 2017
I make this regularly, whenever I make 'Turkey Duck pancakes' with a couple of minor changes. I add an extra tbsp of peanut butter to thicken it a little, an extra couple of teaspoons of sugar as I don't find it quite sweet enough, and I also add half a teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice. Thanks for the recipe!
30th Jan, 2014
Apologies, the black pepper is indeed in your own recipe.
30th Jan, 2014
This one is the same as my own copy from chinese.food.com apart from an additional 1/8th tsp of black pepper!
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Kevin Welch
4th Feb, 2018
Apologies if I'm being thick, but when you say Hot Sauce, exactly what kind of sauce is it? Hot just tells me, 'Don't buy Mild'. Thanks
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