21 Reviews

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.

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Catnip46 April 09, 2010

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.

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mari79 April 03, 2010

This was easy and delicious! I did have to make a few substitutions: for beef broth I used chicken broth, and for sherry I used white wine. I also prefer the sauce a little bit sweeter, so I added about 1 Tbsp each of brown sugar and honey. This made a good 2 1/2 cups of hoisin sauce, which I will use completely over the next few weeks while playing Chinese New Year Tag! Thanks, Breez!

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Susiecat too February 02, 2008

I made this on the stove and mixed the cornstarch with a little water, then added it to the mixture once it boiled. I also substituted vegetable broth for the beef broth. We had it over tofu and broccoli with brown rice. Delicious!

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Frifiporchavio June 22, 2010

Perfect! You saved me from having to run out to the store.....again!! Thanks for sharing this, it's wonderful!

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breezermom May 23, 2010

Lovely copycat recipe! I just needed a little to go with Peanut Sauce for Grilled Chicken Satays. I was able to bring it down to 1/16th of a cup! I will use this whenever a recipe calls for Hoisin sauce. From now on it's known as Breez sauce in my kitchen! Thnx for sharing your recipe!

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Darkhunter May 21, 2010

I went to make Szechuan Bok Choy as I had left over bok choy to use and not only did not have hoisin sauce, but had not heard of it. So went on a search and was so happy to find this. Well; now I know I LOVE hoisin sauce, the taste is awesome. I had to make a few chances just because of what I had on hand, cooked in a saucepan on the oven as I felt it gave me more control, used a dry red wine (don't have sherry) and as had no molasses used a dark maple syrup. The taste is awesome and it's so easy to make, even poured it direct over the rice we had with dinner and can't wait to try it on other foods. I can't thank you enough for posting Breez.

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Bonnie G #2 January 28, 2010

This made a good 2 1/2 cups of hoisin sauce, which I will use completely over the next few weeks. I like to play with my food a lot. Grpa !!

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CHEF GRPA July 13, 2009

I have to tell you that I am not really sure what hoisin sauce is supposed to taste like, as I am new to it, but the sauce is easy to make. I made it on my stove. I will be sure to rate this recipe later for you, after I try it in a couple of recipes. Thanks for posting.

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*****Sandy January 19, 2009

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.

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NHGibby December 05, 2008
Hoisin Sauce - Microwave