oyster sauce

Recipes with Oyster Sauce

Oyster sauce is a syrup-like sauce made from oyster extracts. It is a frequently used ingredient in Chinese cuisine. It has a slightly sweet and salty taste. It is prepared by combining sugar, salt, water and cornstarch with oyster extracts.

Oyster sauce is dark brown-black and thick in consistency. It has velvety texture. It adds shine to dishes. It looks similar to hoisin sauce. But hoisin sauce does not contain seafood. The essence of hoisin sauce is crushed soybeans with fennel seeds, paprika and garlic.

It is used in meat and vegetable dishes in Asian cuisine. It can be preferred when marinating meat. It is a popular sauce in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. It changes the flavor of the food. This sauce can lose its flavor when overcooked. It should be added to meat or soups close to cooking. It should not be cooked at high temperatures. This can increase the bitterness of the oyster sauce.

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