A tangy twist to flavor-rich hoisin…
Hoisin sauce is already packed full of flavor. Our homemade hoisin recipe shows the sauce in full detail – from molasses and peanut butter to Sriracha and Chinese five spice powder. It’s an experience unto itself. But boy do cherries add to the experience. This cherry hoisin sauce amplifies the sweetness and turns up the tang. Yeah, it’s fun to eat. In our recipe below, we pair the cherries with our homemade hoisin sauce recipe, but the recipe works just as well with store-bought hoisin sauce.
Cherry hoisin sauce, like the traditional, is delicious as a side with Peking duck, duck rolls, and egg rolls. But don’t limit yourself here. It’s a phenomenal sauce as a side to barbecue. Try it with grilled pork or chicken – the pairing of sweet and fiery just works with smoky meats.
Want more fiery sauces with berry twists like this cherry hoisin sauce? We have plenty in our spicy recipe index. For instance, our blueberry chipotle barbecue sauce pairs an earthy sweetness with the smoky heat. Or if cherries are your thing, check out this BBQ sauce recipe featuring cherries and extra-spicy habanero peppers. We also have a version that uses cherries and chipotle peppers for a smokier sauce.
Cherry Hoisin Sauce
- 15 ounce can dark cherries in syrup or black cherries
- 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- Using a strainer, drain the dark cherries, keeping the syrup to the side.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add the cherries, half the syrup, and the hoisin sauce.
- Bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring often to thicken the sauce.
- Remove from the heat and allow the sauce to cool.