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XO Sauce



400 g

  • 80 g Dried prawns
  • 30 g dried scallops
  • 50 g prosciutto, or Chinese smoked ham, roughly chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 shallots, peeled
  • 5 small red chillies
  • 80 g Chinese shaoxing wine
  • 10 g palm sugar
  • 50 g black bean paste
  • 35 g soy sauce
  • 80 g peanut oil
  • 50 g sesame oil

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place the dried prawns, dried scallops, prosciutto (or ham), garlic, shallots and chillies into the TM bowl.  Chop for 4 seconds/speed 8.

    2.  Scrape down and add the wine, palm sugar, black bean paste and soy sauce.  Pulse to a coarse paste.

    3.  Add the peanut oil.  Cook for 10 minutes/Varoma/speed 1.

    4.  Add two MC water (that is, 200 grams).  Cook for 10 minutes/Varoma/speed 1/MC off.

    5.  Add the sesame oil and mix for 20 seconds/speed 1.

    6.  Pour the XO sauce into a clean bowl.  Allow to cool for immediate use, or transfer into a sterilised jar and seal.  (To sterilise jar, wash the jar and its lid in hot soapy water, rinse well, then dry in an oven heated to 110 degrees/Gas Mark ¼.)  The sauce will keep for a month or more in the fridge. 



This recipe is by Dani Valent from 'In the Mix Great Thermomix Recipes' on page 224. 

Further tip from Dani:
There are 8 cloves of peeled garlic in this recipe, so this is a good time to talk about the magical garlic peeling properties of the Thermomix.  Put unpeeled cloves in the TM bowl and spin on Reverse/speed 4/MC off for about 5 seconds.  Most skins will separate from the cloves.  Continue for another few seconds if necessary.  Pick out peeled cloves and rinse bowl or fill the bowl with water: the skins will rise to the top and can be easily scooped out. 


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