Massive flavor in a little bottle: a hoisin primerMmmm. Nothing says good eats like soy residue. Except that in Chinese cooking, it really can. And you very likely have enjoyed that soy residue, many times and in many ways. I'm talking about hoisin, a classic ingredient for sauces — both for dipping at the table and basting during cooking — in China. Hoisin is a thick, dark red-to-brown sauce that blends sweet-spicy-savory flavors, a profile not all that different from ketchup.
By: By J.M. Hirsch, Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun