hoisin sauce

noun
hoi·​sin sauce | \ ˈhȯi-ˌsin- How to pronounce hoisin sauce (audio) , ˌhȯi-ˈsin- \

Definition of hoisin sauce

: a thick reddish sauce of soybeans, spices, and garlic used in east Asian cookery

Examples of hoisin sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Condiments include both a peanut hoisin sauce and a fish sauce, perfect for double dipping. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "The 5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 9 Apr. 2021 In a small bowl, whisk together water, orange juice concentrate, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, gingerroot and sesame oil. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Asian flavors enhance salmon cooked in parchment paper," 4 Apr. 2021 All orders come with bean sprouts, Thai basil, jalapenos, limes, hoisin sauce, sriracha and chili oil. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "8 places in Utah to get soups to go this winter," 25 Dec. 2020 This 30-minute meal is packed with flavor thanks to a saucy combination of fresh ginger, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Were Our 10 Most Popular Chicken Recipes on Pinterest This Year," 21 Dec. 2020 Add the broth, chile paste, sherry and oyster or hoisin sauce. SFChronicle.com, "Recipes for a seasonal bounty: Starters," 18 Sep. 2020 The oyster sauce or hoisin sauce (which adds a sweeter note) increase the complexity of flavor. SFChronicle.com, "Recipes for a seasonal bounty: Starters," 18 Sep. 2020 The last brings see-through pancakes, julienne scallions and sweet hoisin sauce for assembling wraps. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "If family-style takeout is on the menu, these 3 restaurants have a whole lot to offer," 4 Sep. 2020 Waiters bustled around with carts chock-full of herbs, hoisin sauce, bean sprouts, and chopsticks, serving bowls of beef phở bigger than my head. Sovi Wellons, Bon Appétit, "Chè Ba Màu Is Pure Bliss in Summer’s Sticky Heat," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hoisin sauce

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoisin sauce

Chinese (Guangdong) hóisīn-jeung, literally, seafood sauce

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12 Apr 2021

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“Hoisin sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoisin%20sauce. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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