I am crazy for anything with sesame flavor. Mmmm...
Dark sesame oil is a key ingredient. When Swampy makes this dish he also adds black bean sauce.
I'm not real adventurous with my asian sauces . what does black bean sauce taste like?
I was so excited this morning, had a bag of stir fry veggies from market in the fridge I needed to use ( $2.50 for a bag - can't get it at that price in the grocery! ). I was stir frying it with lemon olive oil and thought, wait, I think I have a bottle of some sort of sauce in the cupboard. I found a bottle of spicey orange sauce, threw some of that one the veggies right at the end, made some rice and ta da - it hit the spot so much I had some for lunch too ( yes, I made stir fry for breakfast...lol ).
Black bean sauce is made with fermented soybeans and garlic. The soybeans look dark brown and have a sharp, almost pickled flavor. Combined with garlic they have a sweet salty taste.
Don't know how else to describe it...order something with black mean sauce next time you are eating Chinese food...
Let me introduce you to coal country chinese swampy....he he he
that actually sounds like something I might like. I usually just don't like the fishy tasting sauces in chinese.
Grace, you will love it! You will definitely recognize the taste from having Chinese food. It is nice for those who don't like fishy or too spicy.
I'm so ready to go to market tomorrow and then stop off at the grocery store for some new sauces!!!!