4 tablespoons soy sauce, (usual/dark/light)
2 tablespoons peanut butter/black bean paste
1 tablespoon honey/molasses/white or dark sugar
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
20 drops Chinese-style hot sauce, habanero, jalapeno
1/8 teaspoon pepper
EXPERIMENT! Now you have control of the taste. Lighter for chicken and pork,
stronger for beef and game. Sweeter for Dim Sum.
The commercial recipe is presumably the black bean paste. I presume they are the
same as Mexican/Spanish black beans.
Different types of soy, molasses, some of the oil being hot pepper oil, other
styles of pepper sauce. All kinds of variations. However, with light soy and
honey, the taste of peanut dominates.
Simply mix together. At first it does not appear like it will mix but keep at it
just a bit longer and you have Hoisin. Letting it rest does not appear to
improve the taste.
Source: AP Recipes, Dee Wang, wh advised
using the first ingredient in each item where there is more than one listed on a
Yield: 1 serving