Black Bean Sauce

Summary

Yield
Tablespoons
Sourcewww.closetcooking.com
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time10 minutes

Description

Black bean sauce is commonly used in Chinese cooking and is made from fermented, salt preserved black soybeans.  The sauce is sometimes flavored with garlic, ginger, chilies, or other spices. It is used as a cooking sauce that is used towards the end of cooking, rather than a condiment, and pairs well with dishes that incorporate tofu, beef, and green peppers.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon
olive oil
2 tablespoons
black beans, fermented
1 tablespoon
garlic (chopped)
1/2 cup
stock, vegetable (or chicken stock)
1 1/2 teaspoon
cornstarch
1 tablespoon
water
1 tablespoon
soy sauce
1 teaspoon
sugar

Instructions

Sauté 2 Tbsp fermented black beans with 1 Tbsp chopped garlic until fragrant (30 seconds), add ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth and simmer to reduce by half (2-4 minutes), and then add cornstarch (1 ½ tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 Tbsp water), 1 Tbsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp sugar and cook until it thickens (about a minute).

Notes

You can find fermented black beans in Aisle 2.