By Breez on June 06, 2004
Photo by Bonnie G #2
Photo by Bonnie G #2
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (553 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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 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!"
"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!"
"Perfect! You saved me from having to run out to the store.....again!! Thanks for sharing this, it's wonderful!"
"Lovely copycat recipe! I just needed a little to go with Recipe #301105. 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!"
"I went to make recipe#12563 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."
"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 !!"
"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."
"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."
"Thanks for the recipe. I needed it since I cannot eat commercially available hoisin sauce as I am allergic to sunflower seeds and they all have sunflower oil. THANK YOU."
"Great! I ran out of hoisin halfway through a recipe. In order to make it taste the same, I had to use about 1 teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice (instead of the ginger and pepper), and quite a bit of sugar, as well as more cornstarch as the other one was really thick, but once I got it right it was perfect!"
"Used this in Recipe #207886 and it was perfect. I had quite a bit left over and won't have any problems putting it to use. Thank you!"
"Used this in recipe #118943 and it was perfect! It really added a wonderful flavor to the dish that store bought hoisin would not have lent. Thank you!"
"Made this up so I could make Spicy Chinese Pork Tenderloin Spicy Chinese Pork Tenderloin without having to run to the market. Rather than do this in the microwave did it on the stove, and it worked out just grand. Made up to taste pretty darned good and close to the real stuff, and I even ate some with some hummus and crakers while I waited for dinner to cook. Could honestly eat this by the spoonful it is that darned good. Will make this often, thank you so much for a great recipe."
"I thought I'd rated this before! This is great! Thank you! I keep hoisin in the fridge to use whenever a recipe calls for soy sauce! For adding to "Mahogany Beef Stew", to certain soups, etc. It is great over grilled veg & meat too! Now I have a quick and easy recipe! "
"I actually liked this more than hoisin sauce! I used it in my daughter's favorite dish: Kid Pleasin' Teriyaki Chicken Recipe #121287. This recipe is a good find! Roxygirl"
"used this for making "Crockpot Mongolian Beef" (#106335)and it worked WONDERFULLY! Thanks!"
"Was making a szechuan dish and didn't have hoisin, so I gave this a try- very close to the real thing-thanks Breez!"
"I have used this for so many recipes! I never have sherry in my house, and I was on a time limit, so I omitted it, and I loved it anyway. Thank-you for this posting!"