Hoisin sauce is already packed full of flavor. Our homemade hoisin recipe shows the sauce in full detail – from molasses and peanut butter to Sriracha and Chinese five spice powder. It’s an experience unto itself. But boy do cherries add to the experience. This cherry hoisin sauce amplifies the sweetness and turns up the tang. Yeah, it’s fun to eat.
Cherry hoisin sauce, like the traditional, is delicious as a side with Peking duck, duck rolls, and egg rolls. But don’t limit yourself here. It’s a phenomenal sauce/marinade for barbecue. Try it with grilled pork or chicken – the pairing of sweet and fiery just works with smoky meats. It’s also a delicious dipping sauce for chicken fingers and more.
Make your own hoisin sauce by using our homemade recipe (linked above and in the recipe notes), or store-bought hoisin sauce works just as well, too.
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Cherry Hoisin Sauce
- 15 ounce can dark cherries in syrup or black cherries
- 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- Using a strainer, drain the dark cherries, keeping the syrup to the side.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add the cherries, half the syrup, and the hoisin sauce.
- Bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring often to thicken the sauce.
- Remove from the heat and allow the sauce to cool.