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Black Bean Sauce with Garlic

Sauces, Seasonings, and Spices

Black Bean Sauce with Garlic
3 Tablespoons fermented black beans
½ to 1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
1 Tablespoon corn oil
1 Tablespoon minced fresh peeled ginger
5 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and minced
½ cup chicken stock or broth
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1. Mix fermented beans with half cup hot water and crush the beans using the side of a cleaver.
2, Mix in the chili paste, and allow to set for five minutes.
3. Mix chicken broth with the cornstarch, add the wine and the sugar, and stir, the add the black bean mixture and stir fry about one or two minutes until it thickens, then add the broth and cook one more minute.
4. Boil two cups of water, pour it slowly over the bean mixture now sitting in a strainers sitting over an empty glass bowl. Put the contents in the strainer into a clean glass jar, wipe the rim and cover, and refrigerate or put the jars into a boiling water bath for ten minutes, cool them and then refrigerate until needed.

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