As some of you might know, I have a deep love (read: obsession) with sauces. Dipping sauces, salsas, dressings... you get the idea. I have always wanted to be able to make hoisin sauce at home using ingredients from my kitchen (read: no high fructose corn syrup) and caught my sister-in-law Linh making this recipe. She was kind enough to share her delicious recipe and this sauce is easily thrown together in minutes if you have everything in your pantry.
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons white miso
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon chinese five spice powder
1 teaspoon hot sauce - sriracha
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. See? Told you that was easy. Other fun substitutions that Linh recommended are replacing the light miso with dark miso, peanut butter or black bean paste. I add hoisin sauce to soups and use as a dipping sauce for spring rolls.