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Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke Photo by: Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Sweet Hoisin Sauce

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

  • Yield: about 1 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup bottled hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 17
  • Calories from fat: 11%
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 108mg
  • Calcium: 3mg
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