Hoisin is a blend of soybeans, garlic, chile peppers, and spices; it serves as the base for this Chinese-inspired barbecue sauce. Five-spice powder, also used extensively in Chinese cooking, is a pungent mixture of ground cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and peppercorns.
This recipe goes with Grilled Shrimp-and-Plum Skewers with Sweet Hoisin Sauce
Cooking Light JUNE 2001
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
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