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Garlicky Hoisin Sauce

This recipe goes with Garlicky Hoisin Beef

Real Simple OCTOBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced scallion (white parts only)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce (available in the Asian-food aisle of most supermarkets)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar


Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the scallions, garlic, and pepper flakes, if using, and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 27.88mg
  • Calories: 180.38
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Carbohydrate: 27.97g
  • Cholesterol: 1.44mg
  • Fat: 6.73g
  • Fiber: 1.61g
  • Iron: 0.82mg
  • Protein: 2.65mg
  • Saturated fat: 0.96g
  • Sodium: 1153.88mg

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Garlicky Hoisin Sauce Recipe