Low FODMAP hoisin stir-fry sauce
Today, I have a very simple recipe for a light spicy, but sweet low FODMAP stir-fry sauce for you: low FODMAP hoisin stir-fry sauce.
When I was still studying, noodles with a bag of pre-cut stir-fry vegetables and a bottle of stir-fry sauce were one of my go-to meals. Super simple to make, cheap and tasty. Since bottles of stir-fry sauce are not an option any more, I often go for a simple dash of soy sauce in my stir-fry dishes.
But it is fun to try some different flavours and therefore I made my own low FODMAP hoisin stir-fry sauce. Hoisin is a sweet sticky sauce that you can use for a lot of different purposes. You can marinate meat with it, dip spring rolls in it and use it as a stir-fry sauce. It has quite a strong flavour, so it is perfect as a marinade. If you want to use it as a stir-fry, you can best dilute it with water.
I usually put 1 to 1.5 tbsp of the hoisin sauce in a bowl and add 2 tbsp water. I stir this together and use it in my stir-fry. If you find the flavour too strong, you can add some extra water.
The ingredients of the low FODMAP hoisin stir-fry sauce
- Brown sugar: brown sugar gives the hoisin sauce its sweet flavour.
- Soy sauce: normal soy sauce is low FODMAP, but if you have to eat strictly gluten-free or do not tolerate wheat, you can also use a gluten-free soy sauce.
- White wine vinegar
- Mirin: mirin is Japanese rice wine that is used to cook with. I bought mirin in an Asian supermarket.
- Sesame oil
- Five spices powder: five spices powder is a spice mixture that consists, as the name says, of five spices. I couldn’t find it in the supermarket, so I made it myself mixing the five spices together in an equal amount. The mix consists of these spices: black pepper, clove, cinnamon, ground ginger (djahe) and ground aniseed.
Will you let me know if you have made my low FODMAP hoisin stir-fry sauce? I would love it if you would let me know what you think about the recipe by leaving a reaction and a rating below. You can also share your creations with me by tagging me on Instagram @karlijnskitchen or by using the hashtag #karlijnskitchen.Print
A simple recipe to make hoisin stir-fry sauce from scratch. This stir-fry sauce is low FODMAP, lactose-free and has a gluten-free option.
- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 4 tsp mirin (Japanese rice wine)
- 1/2 tsp 5-spices powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sambal (chili paste)(leave this out if you don’t like spicy)
- Put all ingredients together in a pan and bring to a boil, while stirring. Leave to boil on low heat for 10 minutes until you get a sticky sauce.
- Leave the sauce to cool down or use in a dish immediately.
Storage: I store this sauce for about a week in a closed jar. You could sterilize the jar, then you can store it for a longer time. I don’t have experience with this myself.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Category: Spreads and sauces
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Chinese
Keywords: hoisin sauce, low FODMAP stir-fry sauce, stir-fry sauce
Together we go for a calm belly!
Subscribe to the Karlijn's Kitchen e-mail newsletter for more tips and recipes and receive the ebook 10 things I wish I had known when I started the FODMAP diet for free!