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Black Bean Sauce Recipe

This Chinese sauce is excellent with items as diverse as chicken and crab, as well as vegetables such as pumpkin and marrow.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans


Ingredients for 4 people:

- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

- 2 tablespoons black beans, coarsely chopped

- 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh ginger

- 2 teaspoons finely-chopped garlic

- 1 tablespoon finely-chopped spring onions

- 2 teaspoons light soy sauce

- 1 teaspoon caster sugar

- 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry Sherry

- 7 fl oz (200ml) chicken or vegetable stock


- Heat a wok or big frying pan, then add the oil.

- When the oil is hot add the black beans, garlic, ginger and spring onions and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

- Add the stock, followed by the soy sauce, rice wine and sugar, and mix well.


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