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 In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, honey and 1 tablespoon of water. NBC News, "Healthy 30-minute meals: Moo shu chicken lettuce wraps," 5 Feb. 2020 Drizzle the sandwiches with hoisin sauce, cilantro, and chili sauce, to taste. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, "Friendsgiving Will Set You Free," 26 Nov. 2019 Try the char siu, a steamed bun with pork shoulder marinated in sugar and spices, Chinese rice wine, sesame oil, hoisin sauce and garlic. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Here are 8 foods to try at the Arizona Asian Festival this weekend in Scottsdale," 15 Nov. 2019 Duck and chicken Pringles are new to this country, but a Peking duck with hoisin sauce is available in the UK, where roast chicken was once sold too. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "We tried it: Pringles Friendsgiving Feast turducken kit. Yes, turkey-, duck- and chicken-flavored chips," 7 Nov. 2019 Between bites of duck ravioli with hoisin sauce or octopus croquettes, try spicy Thai punch cocktails and just take in the scene of the beautiful Bordelais. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "What to Do, See, and Eat in Bordeaux," 12 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, water and sesame oil. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Healthy summer dinners you can make without turning on the oven," 31 July 2019 Chicken, red pepper and broccoli, glazed with a shimmering blend of hoisin sauce and sesame oil, and then topped with crunchy, salty, roasted cashews. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Healthy summer dinners you can make without turning on the oven," 31 July 2019 The chicken itself is nicely charred at the edges and the accompanying house sriracha-hoisin sauce adds plenty of kick. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Vietnamese restaurant in Louisville is about to be your new favorite," 5 June 2019

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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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21 Feb 2020

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“Hoisin sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoisin%20sauce. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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