Homemade Hoisin Sauce

You most likely have eaten spicy hoisin sauce, but have you ever considered making it? Creating a homemade hoisin sauce is easier that you’d expect. It’s a perfect dip for spring rolls and egg rolls, and if Peking duck is on tonight’s menu, you’ll most certainly want a side of hoisin. But don’t forget, hoisin is also terrific for barbecue, especially as a marinade or finishing sauce for BBQ pork. The sweet and spicy earthiness of hoisin works very well with the rich smoky flavors found from the grill.

homemade hoisin sauce

Sriracha sauce is the heat source here, and Chinese five-spice powder adds a definite exoticness to the overall flavor. If you have no Chinese five-spice powder, substitute in an equal amount of black pepper. What you lose in flavor, you’ll gain with a little extra warmth. 

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homemade hoisin sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Earthy, sweet, and fiery
4.19 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Servings 10 servings
Calories 38 kcal


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients.
  • Stir frequently until the peanut butter and molasses have incorporated into the sauce.
  • Remove from heat and cool the sauce at room temperature for 5 minutes.


Calories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 367mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 1.1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Sriracha
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 3, 2022 to include new content.
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