Chinese Black Bean Sauce, Moosewood Style

“Placing this here for safekeeping! I have had a wonderful Szechuan Eggplant at a Chinese restaurant in town that I just love, but unfortunately, they stopped making it! They told me they used black bean sauce when making it, but alas, I could not find any locally. So I will be trying this to recreate the dish. I have changed it slightly. A few tablespoons of this sauce paired with meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, or rice, pasta, etc. will create a delicious meal in minutes!”
1 cup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat the sherry, vinegar, lime juice. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook over medium high heat for 1 minute. Stir in the fish sauce, sugar, chili sauce, black beans, and vegetable broth.
  2. Bring the sauce to a boil: reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in the dissolved cornstarch, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  3. This can be made ahead and refirgerated for up to 1 week. Enjoy!

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