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Hoisin Sauce | Well Worth The Effort

Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin Sauce is so easy to make. It is simple and well worth the 10 minutes or so it takes to make. The only equipment you need is a blender and a couple of spoons for measuring. Try this homemade hoisin sauce once and you will never want to use a store bought one again. This is a flexible recipe that you can customize based on the ingredients you have on hand.

Hoisin Sauce

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By Marc Spendlove-Kruger Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar (white wine vinegar works well too)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic , grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon five spice powder



Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz


Store hoisin sauce in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a month.

Why would you ever want to make hoisin sauce at home when you can easily get it from an online store or any Asian market? The answer is that it tastes a hundred times better.

We pan roasted some duck breasts. Scored the skin and then seared, skin side down in a very hot frying pan for three minutes. When seared we popped the pan into an oven at 180 for 15 minutes to cook through. Just before serving we poured the Housin Sauce over the breasts and served with brown rice. Wonderful quick and tasty supper.

If you like duck then try our other duck recipes:

Spicy Duck Curry | Mouth Watering Temptation from Kerala |

Duck with Bok Choi | Full of Eastern Promise |

Wine Matching

Duck needs a full flavoured and balanced Rose to freshen the palate. We chose a Reserve de Pierre Rose 2019. Picking only the best grapes from the best parcels in the Rhone, this rose is packed full of bright red berries, fresh raspberries and juicy white peach. Crack open this elegant tipple and serve nicely chilled with some spicy food. Delicious. Available from Naked Wines.


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