4 Tablespoons soy sauce (usual/dark/light)
2 Tablespoons peanut butter or black bean paste
1 Tablespoon honey or molasses or brown sugar
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
20 drops chinese hot sauce, habenero or jalepeno
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
And another recipe posted here: Hoisin Sauce
Source: From my mother with love & more
Yield: About 2 bottles
1 cup vermouth, or sake (rice wine)
1 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup vinegar (not cider)
1-1/4 cup sugar
1 full tbsp. crushed garlic
1 tbsp. grated ginger
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 cup pitted plums
2 tbsp. wheat flour
1/4 tsp. each of anise, clove, and allspice
Cook for 10 minutes the pitted plums with the vermouth.
Mix the wheat flour with the vinegar and make a liquid batter.
In a stainless steel saucepan put all the ingredients, mix well until well blended and bring to a boil. Continue to mix until the sauce thickens. It should not be too thick, neither pudding like. With a hand blender, blend to a soft creamy sauce.
Transfer to warm bottles, or glass jars. Cool and seal air tight. Keep in the refrigerator.
firepatrolchef, this is going to be hard! Have you ever used Splenda? That would substitute for the sweetness of the sugar, but not for the body of it. Adding more plums, or perhaps some tomato paste, could make up for that loss. However, if you are diabetic, the fruit is very high in fructose, so you'd have lots of sugar anyway. Perhaps adding a thickener like arrowroot, etc. might build some of the loss from deleting sugar.