hoisin sauce

hoi·​sin sauce | \ˈhȯi-ˌsin-, ˌhȯi-ˈsin-\

Definition of hoisin sauce 

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

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Place in a large resealable plastic bag and add half of hoisin sauce. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Hoisin-Glazed Pork Chops," 19 Feb. 2018 That’s where products like soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce and hoisin sauce come in. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 NaÏve's menu is more about sorrel pesto, pineapple slaw, house made hoisin sauce and bourbon peanut dust than dairy products. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Eat vegan? Gluten free? This Butchertown restaurant feeds every diet," 7 June 2018 Sauces with high sugar content like barbecue sauce, ketchup, or hoisin sauce also work well when brushed over proteins. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "The Hack for Golden Brown Chicken Skin? It Involves Bees," 26 Mar. 2018 Brush chicken with hoisin sauce and return to oven. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Hoisin Chicken and Snow Peas," 18 Apr. 2018 For each taco spread 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and 2 teaspoons of hoisin sauce. Houston Chronicle, "Recipe: Korean Fried Chicken Tacos," 2 Apr. 2018 This week: the homemade hoisin sauce recipe associate editor Christina Chaey makes in triple-batches and puts on everything. Christina Chaey, Bon Appetit, "Homemade Hoisin Sauce Is the King of Condiments," 19 Feb. 2018 Reduce the heat to low, add the hoisin sauce, and turn the tofu to coat and glaze it evenly. Joe Yonan, Houston Chronicle, "Here’s evidence that a great bowl of ramen doesn’t need pork or chicken," 9 Apr. 2018

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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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