Garlicky Hoisin Sauce

Garlicky Hoisin Sauce Photo: Anna Williams
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 serves


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons minced scallion (white parts only)

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

  • ¾ cup hoisin sauce (available in the Asian-food aisle of most supermarkets)

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar


  1. In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, water, soy sauce, and sugar.

  2. Place a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add scallions, garlic, and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds.

  3. Add the hoisin mixture and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
3mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1154mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Protein 3g
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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