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Fermented black bean sauce

  • Steak Asparagus Stir-Fry
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    Quick Steak Stir-Fry

    Just a few ingredients create an explosion of flavor in this dish, thanks in large part to funky, fermented black bean sauce, which be found in the Asian section of…

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    Grilled Salmon with Aleppo-Honey Glaze, Turnips, and Kale

    Zesty ginger-spiked vegetables are the perfect foil to this richly glazed fish.

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    Chicken, Shiitake, and Watercress Stir-Fry

    This stir-fry gets deep complexity from Chinese fermented chile-bean sauce, also called toban djan, which can be found in the Asian section of well-stocked supermarkets. The dish comes together in…

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    Mapo Tofu

    This searingly spicy tofu dish is quintessentially Sichuan with its mala (spicy hot and numbing) flavors. This recipe is a very spicy version of the dish, close to the original,…

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    Tilapia with Scallions and Black Bean Sauce

    Tilapia is readily available and it takes no time to cook, making it a great choice for weeknight dinners. It's also a mild-flavored fish, so it's the perfect vehicle for…

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    Stir-Fried Beef & Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce

    You won’t believe how good this Chinese take-out classic can be when you make it at home. It's easily adaptable to serve meat-lovers and vegetarians alike: see the variation below…

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    Broccoli & Shiitake Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

    Dried shiitake mushrooms add an almost “meaty” flavor to this vegetarian version of a Chinese take-out classic.

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    Soy-Glazed Snapper

    If you can’t find snapper, choose any other moderately firm textured, delicately flavored fish, such as rockfish, sea bass, striped bass, or grouper.

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