You Can Make Your Weekday Meals More Exciting With Hoisin Sauce

Use Hoisin sauce as the inspiration for your meal plan for easy and delicious meals all week long.

Do you have Hoisin sauce in your pantry right now? You should! Hoisin sauce, a thick, fragrant sauce used for stir-fries, glazes and dipping, was once a Chinese household’s kitchen secret.  Now hoisin sauce has gone mainstream.  

We give you 5 recipes to jumpstart your hoisin sauce journey to make sure you're maximizing its potential. You can also make this your weekly dinner meal plan because they're all very easy to make so even a busy weekday won't stop you.


How to use hoi sin sauce


1 Shrimp and Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe

What’s the best thing about stir-fry? Is it the combination of different textures and taste in one bite? Is it the delicious sauce that brings together everything? Or is it how quickly it all comes together? We say everything! This stir-fry recipe can be done in twenty minutes or less!


This stir-fry will be ready in 10 minutes.



How to use hoi sin sauce



2 Salmon with Sweet-Spicy Hoisin Glaze Recipe

The glaze recipe included doesn’t just do well with salmon, it goes well with everything! Make a big batch and store it for a flavorful punch whenever you need one.


Add a little Asian flair to fish by brushing it with a flavorful hoisin glaze.



How to use hoi sin sauce


3 Honey Hoisin Shrimp Recipe

The sweetness in honey and the complex flavor of hoisin bring out the subtle notes of shrimp. Plus, this dish is ready in just 13 minutes! What could be better? Get a restaurant quality meal in minutes! 


Love shrimp? This sweet seafood dish is a winner!



How to use hoi sin sauce



4 Peking Bacon Cuapao

Buy cuapao buns and use them for more exciting, Asian-inspired sandwiches. This recipe takes the basic bacon sandwich and turns it into something entirely new.


Smoky bacon with a sweet Asian sauce on soft buns. Your kids will wipe this out in seconds.



How to use hoi sin sauce


5 Hoisin Chicken and Mango Pita Pockets

Hoisin isn’t just for traditional Chinese recipes. This recipe uses its savory notes to perfectly complement the fruity freshness of mangoes. 


The fresh mango makes this a refreshing snack. It's handy and healthy too!



One ingredient can really alter a dish and your whole menu. It can jumpstart your meal planning when you feel like you’ve hit a dead end. Hoisin is just one pantry staple you can wrap a meal plan around. So, check out your pantry right now and you’ll find that you can plan your weekly meals long in advance! Remember, that planning is a little effort now that will save you hours upon hours of effort in the future.


We turn the spotlight to these other ingredients which you’ll want to make sure you have in your pantry:



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