4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons peanut butter or black bean paste 1 tablespoon honey or molasses or brown sugar 2 teaspoons white vinegar 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons sesame oil 20 drops chinese hot sauce, habenero or jalepeno 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Simply mix together.
At first, it does not appear like it will mix but, keep at it just a bit longer and you have.
Made up a batch according to recipe and found it a little bitter (as I used molasses). I added a little honey, ground ginger and onion granules - and it tasted awesome! Going to add some 5 spice next time round. Great base recipe for Hoisin souce!
Martine August 28, 2014 COMMENT: I would like to know how long the sauce lasts and how to store it
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Store it in a jar with a lid or similar container in the refrigerator. I personally wouldn't keep it much more than a week since it's not made in a commercial setting or with the usual preservatives that go into the store-bought versions. If the recipe makes more than you need, you can change the serving size to make a smaller batch so you don't have to worry about how long it will keep.
apple abuel April 3, 2014 REVIEW:
thank you for the recipe..I got positive feedbacks from my family and friends...they said the sauce is really delicious...good job!
Veggie February 9, 2014 REVIEW:
Strange ingredients, but great taste. Did not put hot sauce in though.
rjpf1960 January 21, 2014 REVIEW:
I personally gave this a 3 star, but the 3 friends I had with me, all gave it a 4 or better. I was a little overwhelmed by the peanut butter so I increased some of the other elements. I increased most of the heat elements, the soya sauce, garlic powder, and I even added some broth. The jury is still out until I have used it in tonights dinner.
Guest Foodie January 4, 2014 REVIEW:
This was very good! I used the peanut butter, brown sugar, and used apple cider vinegar instead of white, along with the rest of ingredients . Also added a little powdered ginger, will make again!!
chowdown November 18, 2013 REVIEW:
I personally think molasses works better than honey or brown sugar in this recipe. Just my suggestion.
healthyindugelence October 27, 2013 REVIEW:
Was delicious. I cut down on the peanut butter, used honey, siracha, add some crushed pepper, 1/2tsp ginger, some more black pepper, and rice wine vingear
Guest Foodie October 8, 2013 REVIEW:
I used peanut butter in this because I couldn't find black bean paste. I really kept focusing on the peanut butter taste. I think the black bean paste must be the better choice. I'll try it again if I can find that ingredient (there is another grocery store that has a better Asian section that I'll try)
MAR July 22, 2013 REVIEW:
PERFECT! Worked perfect, tastes like hoisin, so easy!
apple abuel March 10, 2013 REVIEW:
i was looking for an alternative to hoisin sauce when i found this recipe... thank you so much! my friends and family like it... i used it as a baste for grilled chicken and pork, and they said its super delicious... i felt like a great cook. they don't know that i just use this recipe and it made ordinary food taste even better... thanks again, Godbless you!
ExtraOlives March 9, 2013 REVIEW:
Wow, as everyone else says, this was so delicious I will never buy bottled again! It's also a very forgiving recipe - I used Sriracha hot sauce because I didn't have the Chinese hot sauce. It was so good I just wanted to drink it from a cup!
Tat March 7, 2013 REVIEW:
If you are wondering if all these rave reviews are for real, they are! And as you look at it and wonder if peanut paste could possibly be an ok ingredient, it is. This works and works well.
Becky December 30, 2012 REVIEW:
I needed this sauce for a recipe and couldn't find it anywhere, so I looked it up in the store and decided to make it. It turned out amazing! My boyfriend and I were very pleased and we will be making this sauce again! Thank you!
kb December 24, 2012 REVIEW:
The bbq sauce I was making called for hoisin sauce but one of my guests is on a gluten free diet. I tried this recipe (using gluten free soy sauce, etc) & was VERY pleased with the results. Quick & easy to make & really good!
Patricia October 24, 2012 COMMENT: Can I use a different ingredient to substitute the Sesame Oil? am making this right now and don't have any..
SusieQ April 18, 2012 REVIEW:
This sauce saved my butt!! I was cooking chinese chicken lettuce wraps for the first time (for 20+ people) and the sauce I had a recipe for came out disgusting. I quickly googled 'homemade hoisin sauce' and decided to make this. It was quick, easy and tasty! I would recommend putting the completed mixture over a burner of low heat for 10 minutes or so to help the peanut butter mix in. I also used natural peanut butter which doesn't have the added sugars and oils that the JIF kind does so maybe that helped cut down on the 'too peanut-buttery' taste other reviewers mentioned. THanks so much to whoever created this!!
Ferris August 2, 2011 REVIEW:
I was in the middle of making broccoli chicken and discovered I needed hoisin - so I looked it up. I use online recipes all the time, but I never bother to write a review. I really liked this one. It is SO easy and all of the ingredients are stuff I have on hand. Very tasty. I will never buy hoisin sauce again!
Gluten free fan May 11, 2011 COMMENT: I made this using gluten free soy sauce and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I was recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance and was craving lettuce wraps - but lettuce wraps without dipping sauce just wouldn't due. I mixed this Hoisin sauce with ready made plum sauce. It was amazing!
camohn September 4, 2010 REVIEW:
very good. I needed Hosin sauce for a pork recipe/didn't have any so went looking. I used both the Peanut butter/beans and both the honey/molasses instead of choosing 1 or the other.
CityK August 29, 2010 REVIEW:
Shockingly delicious and a very good substitute for hoisin sauce. Why you would have been able to find sesame oil and not the hoisin sauce is beyond me, but if you just thought you had it, but didn't (like I did tonight) this is a great sub.
Lilly July 13, 2010 REVIEW:
Does not taste like store bought. I doubled the molasses/honey (I used half and half) and it still was too peanut buttery and had more spicy kick. Not nearly as sweet. A good peanut sauce but not hoisin.
Guest Foodie June 15, 2010 REVIEW:
This tastes nothing like store-bought hoisin: it's much tastier!
keith bogan April 11, 2010 REVIEW:
too much peanut butter. in fact, peanut butter is all i tasted. I even tried it again with real garlic and spiced it up a bit.. still too much peanut butter. I suggest adding peanut butter little by little and tasting as you go, 2 tablespoons is way too much.
Eliana March 10, 2009 REVIEW:
Never can find kosher hoisin sauce, so looking this one up. It was AWESOME for the Mongolian Flank Steak and Noodle/Veggie Salad! Definitely would use again and again...
Guest Foodie February 26, 2009 REVIEW:
I only had miso paste, and that works very well too, with the peanut butter.
Great stuff. No more jar stuff.
A jar of hoisin tends to get only 1/2 used before expiring.
Guest Foodie April 6, 2008 REVIEW:
very easy to make and delish, wont be using jarred stuff anymore!
Lisa February 27, 2008 REVIEW:
Yum! I used the peanut butter and 1/2 honey, 1/2 molasses, 1/2 garlic powder 1/2 onion powder. Will never buy bottled again.
sarah November 23, 2007 REVIEW:
I used this recipe with my own variations and it turned out great for Shanghai chicken and Noodles.
Treacly September 26, 2007 REVIEW:
This is great stuff!
I used what I had in the cupboard, so I substituted red bean paste and used a black treacle / honey mixture. Minced garlic and sambal oelek for the kick, worked like a charm.
generalordglossop August 6, 2007 COMMENT: I haven't made it yet, but I am very happy because all of the bottled hoisin sauce uses Kikomen soy sauce or some other soy sauce which contains wheat in it and my mom is a celiac. Now, I can use the wheat free soy sauce and make such dishes as Char Sui for fried rice
LathamCook May 25, 2007 REVIEW:
Out of jar hoisin sauce and found this recipe. Had all the ingredients so I gave it a try. My husband and I agreed, it was delicious. No more bottle hoisin sauce for us. I used all molasses but may try the half molasses and half honey next time. Thanks!
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prsnofnote March 3, 2007 REVIEW:
Use 1 clove of fresh garlic crushed or minced fine instead of the garlic powder. Remove stem, seeds, and veins of 1 jalapeno (more or less depending on the "fire" you want), and dice fine. Work garlic and jalapeno with a mortar & pestle until a paste has formed. Mix this paste with the remainder of the ingredients.
Mom February 16, 2007 COMMENT: I used black bean paste - & the honey/molassas mix recomended by first reviewer -totally impressed! Very good! Recommend this easy recipe!
kim February 9, 2007 REVIEW:
This is a great substitute if you're out of Hoisin sauce or don't like to buy the mediocre version carried in most grocery stores! I like to use BOTH honey and mollasses (in equal proportions).