Food Stylist: Brett Kurzweil 
Prop Stylist: Meghan Guthrie

Hoisin BBQ Sauce

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 9 min
  • Cook: 21 min
Commonly used in Cantonese-style cooking, hoisin adds a sweet, salty flavor and rich, thick consistency to marinades and sauces. Here, it’s used as the backbone for a Chinese-inspired BBQ sauce that would work especially well with pork ribs.


  1. Cook 2 minced garlic cloves in a saucepan with olive oil, 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup hoisin sauce, 2 tablespoons each rice vinegar and dry sherry, 1 tablespoon each soy sauce and ketchup and 1/3 cup water. Simmer until thick, stirring, 20 minutes. Let cool, then add 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 chopped scallion.