Homemade Hoisin Sauce


Homemade hoisin sauce is super easy and ready in 10 minutes. This Chinese sauce has just the right kind of salty taste with a hint of sweetness. 

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Homemade hoisin sauce
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-03-01, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 08-03-2021

10 minutes 4 people Sauces
Homemade hoisin sauce


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  • 1 tablespoon corn or vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 60 gram miso paste
  • 60 gram maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (rice wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (check here how to make your own)
Homemade hoisin sauce ingredients
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  • small saucepan
  • whisk
  • cutting board & chef's knife

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

10 minutes 4 people Sauces

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Get your miso from the fridge, it will dissolve more quickly if the miso paste isn't too cold. Peel and finely chop the garlic clove, as fine as you possibly can.

If you prefer, you can easily make your own Chinese five-spice powder, check here which spices you'll need to add to your mortar and pestle.

Finishing the homemade hoisin sauce -- 5 minutes

Heat the oil on medium heat and add the finely chopped garlic for about 30 seconds. Now also add the chinese five-spice powder and wait another 30 seconds until you also add maple syrup, rice wine vinegar and miso paste.

Mix well using the whisk until you've reached a smooth sauce. Turn down the heat and let it simmer until you've reached the desired thickness. That took only about 3 to 4 minutes. Let it steep a bit before you're going to use it. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week!

You can use hoisin sauce as a lovely wok sauce, for example with broccoli and beef or chicken with zucchini or so many other kinds of veggies. Or use it to marinate all kind of meat and can even be used as a dipping sauce.

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