Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Beijing Barbecue Sauce

Recipe from Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke

Photo credit: Richard Dallett

Here’s how barbecue sauce would taste if it came from Asia: sweet with hoisin sauce and honey, nutty with sesame oil, and spicy with Thai sriracha. You’ll want to eat it straight off the spoon.

  • Yield: Makes about 1½ cups

  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Asian (dark) sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha

Step 1: Place the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, honey, and sriracha in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk to mix.

Step 2: Gently simmer the sauce for 5 to 8 minutes to blend the flavors.


Serve with Chinatown Ribs.

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