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Hoisin Sauce Recipe

John Gelling Mar 23, 2002 05:56 PM

I am trying to find a recipe for home-made Hoisin Sauce.

Can anybody help?

  1. HillJ Aug 30, 2009 01:00 PM

    I never knew peanut butter was in Hoisin Sauce..

    1. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 30, 2009 12:49 PM


      Hope this link comes through alright, first time I've tried it.

      1. j
        John Whiting Mar 24, 2002 03:49 AM

        If anyone knows it will be SF Chronicle columnist Marlena Spieler. I'll ask her.

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        1. re: John Whiting
          John Whiting Mar 24, 2002 07:22 PM

          Here's Marlena's answer. But she has been known to dress it up a bit with chopped pickled veggies

          "you are right, only god can make hoisin sauce. and as he/she makes it so cheaply, and in tins it is able to be carried anywhere, and lasts nearly forever until opened when it still lasts about a year, I have seen no reason to whip up a homemade version"

          1. re: John Whiting
            John Rosevear Aug 30, 2009 10:14 AM

            Here's a reason for her: God (and/or Koon Chun et al) puts wheat in most of His versions. Those of us trying to make authentic-tasting gluten-free Chinese sauces and condiments from scratch would love a definitive recipe for hoisin sauce. The peanut-butter-based recipe floating around the internet isn't it.

        2. d
          Daniel C Mar 24, 2002 01:31 AM

          Hoisin Sauce must be one of those ancient Chinese secrets. I've looked through several of my Chinese cookbooks (and a few western cookbooks), and this is the most descriptive listing I can find:

          fermented soybean paste
          Chinese five-spice
          a touch of chilies

          Experiment and let us know what happens.

          1. s
            Sandra Hathaway Mar 24, 2002 12:32 AM

            LOL, Leslie. But surely there is some way we can approximate it? I seem to remember seeing a recipe on this board...maybe do a search?

            Happy eating.

            1. l
              Leslie Brenner Mar 23, 2002 06:34 PM

              Only God can make hoisin sauce.

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              1. re: Leslie Brenner
                Jim H. Mar 24, 2002 10:00 PM

                Sorry...God buys his hoisin just like everyone else.

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