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XO sauce is an umami-packed condiment has it all – savory, smoky, sweet, spicy and salty thanks to key ingredients like dried shrimp and scallops, cured ham, chilies, onion, oil and more. This vegetarian version features a cast of aromatic spices, soy sauce, honey, garlic and shitake mushrooms to create the craveable savoriness that traditional XO sauce is known for. Scramble it into eggs, roast vegetables with it, or dress up a stir-fry. The list of uses for this unique sauce are endless.
Test Kitchen Tips:
• XO sauce, the iconic condiment, was first created in Hong Kong. Meant to impress, it is known to be a luxury blend typically made with dried shrimp and scallops, Chinese dry-cured ham, garlic and various chiles. The ingredients, combined in a base of oil, create an intense sweet, salty, rich umami flavour.
• Try Vegetarian XO Sauce in our Tofu Noodle Bowl recipe. Toss Vegetarian XO with fried rice and stir-fry noodles, use to season roasted, stir-fried or grilled vegetables, or with stir-fry tofu. Also great drizzled on tofu, fresh vegetables, plain rice or noodles, ramen, noodle soup, congee, spring rolls and dumplings.