Serve as a dipping sauce with Asian-inspired dishes. This sauce is terrific with spring rolls or dumplings.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
In a small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, green onion, water, hoisin sauce, ginger, and sugar. Mix well, add additional hoisin sauce to thicken mixture to your desired consistency if needed. Cover the sauce, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to allow flavors time to blend.
Before serving, pour mixture into a small saucepan and heat. Serve warm.
Hoisin sauce, also called Peking sauce, is a thick, reddish-brown sauce that is sweet and spicy, and widely used in Chinese cooking. It's a mixture of soybeans, garlic, chile peppers and various spices. It can be found in Asian markets and many large supermarkets. Look in the Asian or ethnic section. If this item is not in stock at your local store, ask your grocer to special order it for you. Most grocers will be happy to do this for their customers.