XO Sauce

Elena Duggan

Ingredients:

  • 50g Dried squid, soaked overnight then drained
  • 50g Dried anchovies, soaked overnight then drained
  • 50g Dried shrimp, soaked overnight then drained
  • 50g Dried scallops, soaked overnight then drained
  • 500g Canola or vegetable oil
  • 100g Garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
  • 150g Oyster sauce
  • 50g Tamari (or an alternative gluten free soy sauce)
  • 50g Stevia / Monk fruit, granulated
  • 3-5 Birds eye chilies, finely chopped
  • 25-50g Chili oil
  • 10-25g Chili flakes
  • 150g Fried shallots

Method:

  1. For the XO Sauce, in a food processor, place the squid, anchovy, shrimp and scallops and blitz until a fine dice.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium high heat, adding oil and garlic. Fry while stirring consistency until light golden.
  3. Add the blitzed seafood mixture and stir-fry for 1-3 minutes.
  4. Add oyster sauce and stevia, stir thoroughly, reduce the heat to the lowest possible setting. Cook for up to an hour checking every ten minutes or so, to ensure mixture isn’t burning and stir to ensure even cooking. If necessary, remove impurities on the surface by skimming carefully.
  5. Finally, add chili components and fried shallots, stir through for approximately 1 minute before removing from heat. Allow cooling before bottling sauce.

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