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Kicked Up Hoisin Sauce


  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, chopped
  • 1 small red Szechuan chile pepper, stem removed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup store-bought hoisin sauce


  • Combine the vinegar, sugar, garlic and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Place the onions and celery in a food processor or blender and process on high speed until smooth. With the machine running, add the vinegar mixture in a steady stream through the feed tube. Add the hoisin sauce and process until smooth.