Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Quite a while back, I was visiting my friend Katy, and started flipping through pages of her Kenmore microwave book. At that time I was "playing" with all kinds of Chinese recipes, so I copied this recipe for hoisin sauce. I've had a request to post it here on Zaar.
- 8 ounces beef broth
- 4 ounces soy sauce
- 4 ounces dry sherry
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot or 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a 4 cup glass microwaveable container and stir well.
- Cover with plastic and cook on high power for 4 to 4 1/2 minutes or until thickened.
- This makes about 1 3/4 cups sauce.
This turned out good just like the store bought. Same taste, same consistency and so much cheaper to make. This only took a few minutes to make. I only made half a batch not knowing how long it will keep. I used everything but the tomato paste, I didn't want to open a whole can for only 1 Tbl. so I used ketchup instead. Still turned out great.
Thank you so much for posting this. I love the fact that I can control what goes in this sauce and the taste is AMAZING!!! Didn't have sherry so I left it out, and added probably 1/4-1/2 cup sugar as another reviewer did, and also used fresh ginger . I made this on the stove top, and it takes no time at all. I would never buy bottled after tasting this. Thank you so much I will be making this often.
This is so easy, makes plenty, and is so rich with good flavor, store bought hoisin cannot come close to this! I shop at asian markets and nothing you buy can taste this good! It does not have that cloying sweetness that ruins so many commercial hoisin sauces. It is PERFECT! And you can adjust to your taste as others report doing by adding 5-spice or chopped scallions, sesame oil, etc.