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Black bean sauce in a glass bowl with a spoon holding some of the black bean sauce; white dish in the background with fermented black beans

Make Your Own Delicious Chinese Black Bean Sauce!

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Make your own Chinese Black Bean Sauce! It's super easy, incredibly delicious, and absolutely MAGICAL in your favorite Chinese dishes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Condiment, seasoning
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1094 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 5 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup fermented black beans I used Pearl River Bridge
  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce can also use regular soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Shaoxing rice wine
  • ½ tablespoon red chili flakes can omit or adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 shallot minced

Instructions
 

  • Start by combining rinsed fermented black soybeans, ginger, garlic, and shallot in a food processor. Process until minced.
    fermented black soybeans, ginger, garlic, and shallot which has been pulsed together in a food processor
  • Next heat up some vegetable oil on medium, then add the contents of the food processor and cook for 2 minutes.
    fermented black soybeans, ginger, garlic, and shallot frying in oil in a skillet
  • Then it's time to add the remaining ingredients: red chili flakes, sugar, Shaoxing rice wine, and light soy sauce. Combine and cook on medium low for around 10 minutes, stirring every so often.
    fermented black soybeans, ginger, garlic, and shallot with added chili flakes, sugar, Shaoxing rice wine and soy sauce
  • Allow to cool, then store in the fridge in a glass jar or airtight container.
    Black bean sauce in a glass bowl with a spoon holding some of the black bean sauce; white dish in the background with fermented black beans

Notes

This sauce is salty, so it's best to start with a little and then add to taste when using in stir fries or other dishes.
Your delicious Chinese black bean sauce should keep for about a month in the fridge...if it lasts that long!
 

Nutrition

Calories: 1094kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 40gFat: 82gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 39gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 6833mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 14gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 1189IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 4mg
Keyword black bean sauce, chinese black bean sauce
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