Peanut-Hoisin Sauce

Makes 1 3/4 cups

Hoisin sauce tastes much better when mixed with other ingredients. This is also good as a marinade for fish, chicken, or beef. Try it with our Rice-Paper-Wrapped Salad Rolls.


  • 1 cup hoisin sauce

  • ¼ cup rice-wine vinegar

  • cup finely minced yellow onion

  • 1 tablespoon ground-chile paste, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped roasted peanuts


  1. Combine 1/2 cup water, hoisin sauce, vinegar, and onions in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer until onions have softened, 7 to 9 minutes. If sauce becomes too thick, add water. Let cool. Transfer to a serving dish; top with chile paste and peanuts.

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