Sech
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Sech asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 6 years ago

How can I substitute Hoisin sauce in a recipe?

I want to try "Thai Basil Eggplant", but it calls for Hoisin sauce, which I do not have and don't want to buy. I have a soy sauce, but, but I don't really think I hav other sauces. I don't really know what hoisin sauce is supposed to taste like, so I would like you to tell me what you think would be the best alternative recipe for the sauce in this recipe:

http://vegetariangastronomy.com/2013/05/thai-basil...

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  • 6 years ago
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    For the recipe given since it already calls for soy sauce and a small amount of Hoisin I would substitute BBQ sauce or Ketchup I suggest either of these due to the viscosity that you will miss by not using Hoisin sauce.

  • 6 years ago

    Hoisin sauce is NOT MADE FROM FISH. That's something completely different product:

    Peking-style hoisin sauce ingredients include starches such as sweet potato, wheat or rice, and water, sugar, soybeans, sesame seeds, white distilled vinegar, salt, garlic, red chili peppers, and sometimes preservatives or coloring agents. Traditionally, hoisin sauce is made using toasted mashed soy beans. Despite the literal meaning, hoisin sauce does not contain seafood, nor is it typically used with it. Neither does it contain plums, even though it is frequently misidentified as plum sauce

    I'd mix soy sauce with BBQ and maybe a hint of apricot jam or even grape jelly........just a hint unless the BBQ sauce is quite sweet.

  • 6 years ago

    Soy sauce

  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    This recipes always seems interesting - http://thankheavens.com.au/2013/03/13/gluten-free-...

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  • 6 years ago

    Hoisin sauce is fish based. Try HP with soya.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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