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Making a fresh batch of homemade gluten-free Hoisin sauce is straight forward and just as delicious as the store-bought sauce.

Although gluten-free Hoisin sauce is becoming readily available in many International or Asian supermarkets, this recipe will come in handy for those who like to make their own fresh supply.

Ingredients needed to make gluten-free Hoisin sauce:

You’ll be surprised that most of the ingredients needed are probably already in your kitchen cupboards.

After gathering and measuring all the ingredients needed, it takes under 15 minutes to cook the gluten-free Hoisin sauce. Once cooled, the sauce can be stored chilled in a sterilised glass container or used straight away.

How to use Hoisin sauce:

Based on a fermented soya bean paste, similar to red bean curd, Hoisin sauce is a flavour enhancer to many dishes, especially in Char Siu dishes such as Char Siu BBQ pork ribs or as a sauce condiment in Peking duck pancakes. It tastes sweet, pungent and rich, adding an amazing umami flavour.

Three photos of peking duck meal with the title gluten-free Peking duck with pancakes and hoisin sauce

 

Homemade Gluten-Free Hoisin Sauce

by Sandra, Fun Without Gluten
Based on a fermented soya bean paste, similar to red bean curd, Hoisin sauce is a flavour enhancer to many dishes, especially in Char Siu dishes. It tastes sweet, pungent and rich, adding an amazing umami flavour.
After gathering and measuring all the ingredients needed, it takes under 15 minutes to cook the gluten-free Hoisin sauce. Once cooled, the sauce can be stored chilled in a sterilised glass container or used straight away.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Basics, Condiment, Seasonings
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 100 ml approximately

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Handheld whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 80 ml Tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter, smooth
  • 3 tbsp molasses or gluten-free dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sriracha or other gluten-free Asian chilli sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cornflour  Known as cornflour in the UK and corn or maize starch in the USA

Instructions
 

  • Gather, measure and prepare all the Hoisin ingredients.
  • Combine all the Hoisin ingredients in a small pan and bring to a boil.
    Adding all the Hoisin sauce ingredients to a small saucepan.
  • Immediately, lower the heat and simmer until it thickens slightly, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
    Lower the heat and whisk until slightly thick
  • If it appears too thick, add a tablespoon of water to loosen the sauce. Continue adding more water if you prefer the sauce to be runnier.
    If the Hoisin sauce appears too thick, add some water to loosen it.
  • Sieve the Hoisin sauce to catch the garlic and ginger bits, if you prefer your sauce to be very smooth.
  • Pour into a small serving bowl or jug and allow to cool down slightly before serving. The sauce thickens further when chilled. Zap it in the microwave for a few seconds to bring it to room temperature before serving.

Notes

  • Keeps for 7 days chilled in a glass container
  • Not suitable to freeze
Keyword gluten-free char siu, gluten-free hoisin sauce
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