Hoisin Barbecue Sauce

Like ketchup in an American barbecue sauce, the Chinese condiment, hoisin, provides a satisfying contrast of sweet, salty and aromatic flavors.


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  • Servings: Makes about 1 cup

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  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sake or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

How to make this recipe

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a small saucepan and cook the garlic over moderately low heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sake, ketchup and rice vinegar and simmer over moderately low heat, stirring, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Let cool and serve.

Make Ahead

The hoisin barbecue sauce can be refrigerated for 2 days.

Contributed By Published June 2001

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