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Vegetarian XO Sauce

XO sauce is an umami-packed condiment has it all – savory, smoky, sweet, spicy and salty thanks to key ingredients like dried shrimp and scallops, cured ham, chilies, onion, oil and more. This vegetarian version features a cast of aromatic spices, soy sauce, honey, garlic and shitake mushrooms to create the craveable savoriness that traditional XO sauce is known for. Scramble it into eggs, roast vegetables with it, or dress up a stir-fry. The list of uses for this unique sauce are endless. 
10 min
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
137
CALORIES
12
INGREDIENTS
12
Servings

INGREDIENTS

Preparation

  • 1 Place mushrooms in food processor; cover. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Remove from food processor; set aside. Place garlic and shallot in food processor; cover. Process until coarsely chopped.
  • 2 Heat 1/3 cup (75ml) of the oil in large skillet on medium-low heat. Add garlic mixture. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add mushrooms, soy sauce, honey, spices, salt and remaining 1/3 cup (75ml) oil. Cook and stir 7 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  • 3 Store Vegetarian XO Sauce in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.
  • 4 Test Kitchen Tips:
    •XO sauce, the iconic condiment, was first created in Hong Kong. Meant to impress, it is known to be a luxury blend typically made with dried shrimp and scallops, Chinese dry-cured ham, garlic and various chiles. The ingredients, combined in a base of oil, create an intense sweet, salty, rich umami flavour.
    •Try Vegetarian XO Sauce in our Tofu Noodle Bowl recipe. Toss Vegetarian XO with fried rice and stir-fry noodles, use to season roasted, stir-fried or grilled vegetables, or with stir-fry tofu. Also great drizzled on tofu, fresh vegetables, plain rice or noodles, ramen, noodle soup, congee, spring rolls and dumplings.

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