Fermented black beans mixed with traditional ingredients creates one of the most popular stir-fry sauces on a Chinese food menu. This pungent and earthy sauce is easy to make and will last in the refrigerator up to a month. It can also be frozen in small portions to easily be used for a quick stir-fry. Because of the saltiness of the beans, there is no need to add salt in the recipes where you use this sauce.
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Not to be confused with regular black beans, fermented black beans can be found in your local Asian food store or online. They are either canned in liquid or dried and sold in resealable bags. If using the canned type, drain before rinsing.
To Use: Mix well, use about 1/4 cup for a stir fry for 4 people. Dilute with a bit of broth, water, or soy sauce to your stir fry. Use as a marinade for ribs, chicken, or fish. Always top with a bit of pure sesame oil to keep it from molding. Add a dollop to your favorite ramen dish as it is a perfect base for noodle dishes or soups.
211 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 2.7g; fat 22.2g; sodium 202.7mg. Full Nutrition
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