Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce Recipe

hoisin sauce
Homemade Hoisin Sauce
I'm such a fan of gluten free Oyster Sauce (Chan Moon Kee is our favourite) and Tamari Soy Sauce (Sanchi is divine) that I could use them with pretty much anything, especially when making burgers, they both work so, so good in burgers.

To keep things interesting though and because I do love an experiment I decided to make Hoisin Sauce to keep things new. I have a burger idea that I'm working on and didn't want the same old base flavours, similar but not the same, so that's how this Hoisin Sauce recipe came about. It's very tasty and very moreish.


1 Tablespoon Peanut Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic
4 Tablespoons Tamari Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 Teaspoon Sriracha

I would have used Peanut Butter if I'd had any but luckily I had some homemade Peanut Sauce in the fridge from Chicken Satay last night, so I decided to use that instead of popping to the shop. The bonus was that I didn't have to use as many ingredients in the Hoisin Sauce as I would have if I'd used Peanut Butter, it was already in the mix.

You can see the peanut sauce ingredients at the above link if you want to replicate this exactly. Because I love complex flavours I wouldn't want to use Peanut butter for this now, far too bland for me but it would make the recipe much, much quicker, so the choice is yours.


  • Peel and mince the garlic cloves (easy tip)
  • Put all the ingredients into a pan and heat on medium
  • Stir until the peanut sauce and honey have melted and everything is mixed
  • Remove from the heat and put into a container
And that's it. If you want a super smooth Hoising Sauce you could put it into a mixer but I wanted the garlic texture for my recipe that I'm testing out later.

homemade hoisin sauce close up
Full Of Flavour
It's rich and it's got heat, it's a deep flavour that will go well with so many dishes. I only made enough for my experiment so if you want a greater volume just double up my quantities or more. Kept in an air tight container in the fridge this sauce will last for at least a week. It's great for dipping or cooking with.

Experiment time :)

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