Hoisin Sauce



1 tbsp. canola oil (may substitute any neutral oil)

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/2 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder

1/2 cup red miso paste

1/2 cup real maple syrup

2 tbsp. brown rice vinegar


Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and 5-spice powder and cook for about 30 seconds. Whisk in remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and cook, whisking or stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let sauce cool before using. It keeps well refrigerated for a few days. Makes about one cup.

Recipe courtesy of The Butcher Shoppe.