Subscribed to your mailing list and I will hopefully try out more of your recipes (somehow the one with steamed fish with black bean sauce is hanging in my head………next one to try….?) I’ve just stumbled across this recipe and it sounds fantastic. As well as the chilli oil I also added additional chilli (finely chopped) When the sauce thickened more dry sherry was added. She soon became well-known for the special chili sauce she served with her noodles, set up her own sauce factory, and became a self-made billionaire with an international sauce empire! Add the chopped fermented black beans to the chilis, and leave out salt since the beans are already salty enough. Blend until both ingredients are minced, but not a fine paste. I donned plastic gloves and spent half an hour mincing my chilis. Now I have all I want, and its much better than what they serve. Lao Gan Ma, (老干妈) or “old godmother” is a brand of chili sauce. Replies to my comments Yes, you can definitely add some chili pepper to add heat. Love that there’s no cornstarch and no stock. We really can’t talk enough about how much we LOVE this sauce. ), Sichuan peppercorns – 1 to 2 teaspoons. I am not sure if my dish lived up to my memory (haha does anything?) She costs me a fortune every week xxx I shall be trying this recipe and hope to save some money. . I just added the information to the recipe. It remains one of our favorite jarred sauces to put on just about anything! I have fond memories of a restaurant that my family always went to since I was born. For each pound of meat or seafood (for stir fry), mix with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or peanut oil), 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Let it marinate for 5 to 10 minutes. Hi Zoe, this sauce is freezable. Done. Hi Maggie, I’m learning to cook Chinese dishes at home and am enjoying your recipes. It’s affectionately known around here as “lady sauce.”. I find it all sort of tastes the same (I live in Australia). I hope it turned out well . 4. Lately, I've been dissatisfied with the chili sauces I find in stores. All Rights Reserved. Is superb. I Kerrie, I’m pretty sure it will work. the oil is bang on and beans have unique salty sweetness. I don’t use cornstarch in this one because the beans thicken the sauce naturally. It ultra-quick and easy to make (less than 10 mins prep time), it’s naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan (although you can add meat if you’d like), it only calls for 8 main ingredients, and it’s SO flavorful and delicious. Thanks for taking the time to report back and I’m glad to hear the black bean chicken turned out well! Subscribe for the latest updates on new recipes, and get started with our family's Top 25 Recipe eBook! Thank you… :O), You’re the most welcome! Have you tried using it to cook stir fried ground beef and celery? Fish fillet – Grilled, baked, or steamed with the sauce. Hi Queenie, this sauce is different from the jajang sauce I’m familiar with but taste close. Savory, extra hot and spicy sauce made with aromatic fermented black beans. =0} Love your recipes. It ultra-quick and easy to make, naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan (although you can add meat if you’d like), and SO flavorful and delicious. Glad to hear they had everything in stock! Thanks to almighty Amazon, you can even purchase the fermented black beans online without a trip to grocery store. (Rinse in water or rice wine before use to get out grit.) I’d love to see what you come up with. Add the rice wine and vinegar and simmer for another 3 minutes. Maltose (麦芽糖, mài yá táng), also known as maltose syrup, is a super thick syrup that’s commonly used in traditional…, Papery dried shrimps, xiā pí (虾皮) in Chinese, is a fantastic way to add sea-salty flavor to a wide array…, Preserved mustard greens (碎米芽菜, suì mǐ yá cài), also known as pickled cardamine sprouts, are a common acidic addition that…, The century egg (皮蛋, pí dàn) is also known as millenium egg, pine flower egg or ‘skin egg’. (2) I always chop the beans on a cutting board so I can control the texture. The brand offers many varieties of chili sauces, but our favorites are the Chili Sauce with Black Beans that Sarah featured in our first ever recipe post, Simple, Spicy Pan fried Noodles, and Spicy Chili Crisp Sauce, which we feature in our Thai Basil Shrimp Fried Rice recipe. Oct 23 - Sichuan Cooking on the Fly - (Brooklyn Brainery), Nov 2 - Food Styling for Photography (Brooklyn Brainery), Nov 5 - Stir-fry on the Fly (Brooklyn Brainery), Nov 9 - Vegan Chinese Cooking (Brooklyn Brainery).