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How to Use Hoisin Sauce in Any Meal

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

If you love barbecue sauce and Asian food, you’ll adore hoisin sauce. This sweet and pungent sauce can help you add a new touch to your favorite meals. Quality matters when it comes to your ingredients, which is why so many home cooks and professional chefs trust San-J hoisin sauce for their menus.

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What Is Hoisin Sauce?
How to Add Hoisin Sauce to Any Meal
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What Is Hoisin Sauce?

Hoisin sauce is a condiment most often used in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking. While many people associate hoisin sauce with Peking duck, you can also use it with Vietnamese rolls or as a dipping sauce for other dishes.

We make hoisin sauce from red miso, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and spices. This sauce has tangy, sweet and umami flavors and does not include animal products.

How to Add Hoisin Sauce to Any Meal

While Asian cookbooks include many hoisin recipes, you can prepare many other types of food with hoisin sauce, too. You can substitute it in any dish you might use barbecue sauce. Try hoisin sauce with these meals:

  • Stir fry: Add a tablespoon or two of hoisin sauce to any stir fry and serve over rice.
  • Noodles: Add a tablespoon or two of hoisin sauce to noodles and serve with steamed vegetables, soft-boiled eggs and a savory broth for a filling meal.
  • Salmon: Combine equal parts soy sauce, hoisin sauce and lime juice. Use this mixture to glaze salmon fillets on the grill.
  • Beef: Hoisin sauce pairs wonderfully well with beef, so add a tablespoon of sauce to any Asian-flavored beef dish you create.
  • Hoisin peanut sauce: Combine about two tablespoons of hoisin with about half a cup of peanut butter and enough water to make a smooth sauce you can use for dipping Vietnamese rolls with rice paper.
  • Chicken: Coat chicken drumsticks with equal parts hoisin and orange juice and add in a tablespoon each of honey, garlic and lime juice before cooking in the oven.
  • Marinades: Create delicious marinades for meat, seafood or vegetables when you combine hoisin, honey, lemon, salt and garlic.
  • Carrots: Glaze carrots with equal parts maple syrup and hoisin sauce for a flavor twist.
  • Wraps: Brush vegetables or meat with hoisin sauce as you grill and then wrap up them in a toasted tortilla for a fresh take on a sandwich wrap.

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For over 200 years, San-J has been a trusted source of authentic Japanese and Asian flavors for cooks around the world. Keep a bottle of our San-J hoisin sauce in your kitchen so you can always whip up an amazing meal! Check out our recipes with hoisin sauce or find San-J products near you today.

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