Top Rated Black Bean Sauce Recipes

Get your home tailgate on with this delicious nacho dish!
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Salmon in Parchment
A few weeks back I posted a picture of dinner on my instagram feed. I had so many questions about the recipe that I decided to blog about it. So here you go! This makes a great family meal, it’s also perfect for guests. My daughter Alex calls it fish in a bag. Oh and it works equally well with sea bass. You can substitute the snow peas and peppers for spinach, which is her favorite meal. The best part about this is that it’s a great “make ahead” meal. When you’re having guests for a dinner party, just put these together in the morning, pop them into the fridge and pull them out right before guests arrive. Bring them to room temp and pop them into the oven for 20 minutes and voila… dinner is in the bag
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Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce)
This might be the most popular noodle dish in Korea. I don't know what it is, but there is something about these black noodles that everyone loves, young and old alike. Parents often take their kids out for jajangmyeon on special occasions, such as graduation, last day of school, birthdays, etc. As such, it is a dish that is deeply embedded in most Koreans' childhood memories. If you have the Korean black bean paste called chunjang, this dish is very easy to make at home. The black bean paste is first fried in oil. This process helps remove the bitter taste of the bean paste. The fried (or roasted) black bean paste is called jjajang. You can buy either one from most Korean markets. A little bit of sugar is important to balance out the bitterness and saltiness of the black bean paste. Pork is the classic option for the meat, but of course you can substitute it with any meat or seafood.
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Chile-Honey-Glazed Salmon
At Mesa Grill in New York City, Bobby Flay serves his famous spicy-sweet salmon with three different sauces: roasted tomatillo salsa, chipotle-spiced black bean sauce (made from dried beans soaked overnight) and jalapeño crema, a Mexican sour cream. The bean sauce — canned black beans, chipotle, garlic, and other aromatics — comes together in just 20 minutes. Plain sour cream fills in for the crema, which can be hard to find. Click here to see the Chefs' Favorite At-Home Recipes story.
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Rice Noodles with Pork and Black Bean Sauce
Black bean sauce is made from fermented black soybean mash and can be found at most Asian markets. It has a delicious savory flavor and coats the other ingredients very nicely.
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Clams in Black Bean Sauce
The pungent saltiness of fermented black beans adds depth of flavor and color to this crowd-pleaser. Perfect with just steamed rice and sautéed vegetables, or double the sauce and serve on top of fresh egg noodles to serve as a satisfying entrée.
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