When you deal with food issues like gluten or nut free, you really realize how many foods it really impacts. Being just gluten free is hard enough because there are so many things you can no longer have. Add in other food issues and allergies and the list quickly grows much longer.
When we first had to go gluten, nut, and sesame free, there were some obvious things we could not have. Breads, cereals, peanut butter, etc., but there were many items that I never even thought about until I went to make some of our favorite foods.
One of those items was hoisin sauce. It is one of those things that I did not use often, but in some Asian type recipes it made a big difference when I just left it out.
So, I have been on a mission to recreate items like hoisin sauce. I have been working on this one for awhile and finally got one we are happy with.
Now, I will admit, this is not quite the same, but it works well in recipes. The taste is a little different because of the sesame and other things it is missing, but the texture is right.
One of the issues I had when just leaving hoisin sauce out of a recipe was that it changed the texture of the recipe or sauce. This homemade hoisin sauce is the closest thing to the right texture and taste I have come up with.
And if you can have sesame, I would add a little bit of sesame oil to this. A little bit goes a long way with sesame oil, so it does not take much, but it does give it a better flavor.
Homemade hoisin Sauce
- 3/4 cup gluten free barbecue sauce
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon five spice powder ( The ones I have seen have all been gluten free, but be sure to read labels)
- Mix all ingredients together and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
- Add a few drops of sriracha hot sauce if you want some spiciness to it.