· In stir-fries, combine the black bean sauce with the other sauce ingredients, and add to the wok in the final stages of cooking.
· Follow a similar procedure for steamed dishes, combining the prepared black bean sauce with the other sauce ingredients, adding the sauce to the food and steaming according to the recipe directions. Don't try substituting black bean sauce for mashed black beans as a rub over meat or seafood before cooking - the results won't be very good. Think of it as a sauce and proceed accordingly.
· The vegetables or fish can be simmered in black bean sauce after browning.
· Black bean sauce can be used as a marinade for prawns, crabs and chicken before grilling.
How to store black bean sauce
Keep the bottles in a dark cool cupboard for 3 months before using if you can. After opening the seal, keep sauce in the fridge and add a teaspoon to your next dish for a delectable taste.