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    Question Substitute for Hoisin Sauce

    I am marinating a pork roast and the recipe calls for Hoisin Sauce, of which I have none. Any ideas on what I can use as a substitute?
    Thanks.
    Deb

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    This is from Cook's Thesaurus:

    hoisin sauce Notes: This is a sweet and garlicky bean sauce that's often used as a dipping sauce. Available in Asian markets and in many large supermarkets. To make your own: Visit the Hoisin Sauce posting on the RecipeSource site. Substitutes: Simmer for 12 minutes: ¾ C pitted prunes + 2 C water + 1 tablespoon crushed garlic, then add 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce + 1 ½ tablespoons dry sherry and puree. (Adapted from recipe in Good & Plenty: America's New Home Cooking by Victoria Wise and Susanna Hoffman. See my sources.) OR ¼ C soy sauce + ¼ C plum sauce + 1 teaspoon flour + dash five-spice powder + dash garlic powder + sugar or honey to taste (From a usenet posting by Lynn M. Wiegard. See my sources.) OR chee hou sauce (spicier) OR apple butter (Thanks to reader Richard Nolles for this suggestion.) OR sweet bean sauce (spicier)

    Can you post the other ingredients in the recipe? That might help us suggest a possible sub that would work with your particular recipe.

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    The ingredients call for soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and Chinese 5 spice.
    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Do you have plum sauce? I would go with the Cook's recommendation that includes plum sauce if you do. If not, I'd probably just stick with the Asian-flavored theme and substitute a combination of black bean sauce and honey. It won't be the same flavor but it will be fine, I'm sure.

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