A Guide to Cooking With Oyster Sauce


How to Cook With Oyster Sauce
When cooking with oyster sauce, it is best to use a small amount at first. It has a strong flavor that can overwhelm a dish if too much is added. When part of a stir-fry, oyster sauce is combined with other ingredients such as mirin (rice wine), soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar and then briefly cooked along with the vegetables and meat to coat. If using as a garnish, the oyster sauce is simply poured straight from the bottle.
What Does It Taste Like?
Oyster sauce tastes like a combination of soy sauce and barbecue sauce. It is both salty and sweet; the salt comes from the brininess of the oysters while the sweet is complex, with hints of caramel. It is less salty than soy sauce and full of umami.
Oyster Sauce Recipes
Oyster sauce is commonly part of a stir-fry sauce but can also be used as an ingredient in a marinade, an Asian barbecue sauce, or as a glazing sauce.
Chinese Stir-Fry Beef With Oyster Sauce
Chinese Chicken With Oyster Sauce
Stir-Fried Mushrooms With Oyster Sauce

Post time: Oct-26-2023