Hoisin sauce: sweet and salty, used as a meat marinade and an addition to stir fries, is like a Chinese take on BBQ sauce. And you can make your own with Old No. 1 Universal BBQ Rub and a few other common ingredients. Gluten-free recipe version included!
Heat in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often until golden brown (about 2 minutes).
Add soy sauce*, honey, vinegar, Old No. 1, and molasses and whisk to combine.
Bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat to low. Add corn starch* mixture, stir. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened: about 5 minutes.
Season with more Old No. 1 to taste. Allow to cool.
Why it works: Old No. 1's flavor profile of anise, cinnamon, ginger, and peppers perfectly duplicates the sweet, earthy, spicy notes of Chinese hoisin sauce. This spice blend makes it super easy to use common pantry ingredients to create this exotic sauce and marinade to have on hand anytime.