These Recipes with XO Sauce are savory and delicious! Learn how to incorporate this luxurious condiment in fried rice, stir-fries, noodles, and other dishes.
We've got 13 of the best chicken, beef, seafood, and vegetable recipes!
What is XO Sauce?
It's a gourmet condiment from Hong Kong. It's a relatively recent invention from the 1980s, but it's all the rage in Hong Kong now.
It comes in an extra spicy version.
What does it taste like?
It's a bold and intense condiment that adds a ton of umami to anything you add it to!
It's salty, savory, slightly sweet, and has a strong concentrated seafood flavor.
How to use it?
XO sauce is best used sparingly due to its intense flavor. Just a small spoonful can elevate fried rice, stir-fries, noodles, veggies and meat.
It's also delicious as a condiment for dumplings.
This Fried Rice with Chicken is a quick and tasty dish ready in about 35 minutes! It combines XO sauce with tender chicken, eggs, onions, and bean sprouts.
The delicious sauce includes light soy sauce, white pepper, sugar, and salt.
You'll love the freshness of the bean sprouts, which balances the intense flavor of the XO!
Juicy chicken and tasty veggies like Chinese broccoli and snow peas, all cooked in a rich, savory sauce with XO sauce!
It's fast, ready in under 30 minutes, full of flavor, and goes great with a bowl of steamed rice!
You can whip up this quick seafood stir-fry in just 25 minutes. It combines XO sauce and shrimp for a double dose of seafood goodness!
In this recipe, we marinate shrimp and cook them until they're golden brown. Then, we cook the veggies, noodles, and sauce.
You can serve it as a main dish or a side, and if you're not a fan of shrimp, you can switch it out for chicken or pork.
This cauliflower stir-fry features golden and crispy cauliflower florets in a savory seafood sauce.
Simply saute the cauliflower with garlic, then mix with the sauce ingredients!
Serve with green onions for one of the easiest recipes with XO sauce!
5. Beef Noodles
These beef noodles are a quick and easy Chinese stir-fry, taking less than 20 minutes to make.
To prepare, you soak the rice noodles briefly, then stir-fry them with thinly sliced meat, vegetables, and oyster sauce.
Garnish with freshly sliced green onions for earthiness and freshness. It's a flavorful dish you'll want seconds of!
6. Ong Choy
Ong Choy, also known as Chinese water spinach, pairs wonderfully with our gourmet condiment!
In this recipe, ginger and garlic are briefly sautéed in oil before sauce and Ong Choy.
High heat ensures vegetables are cooked to perfection with a hint of smokiness from the wok. A touch of sugar and salt enhances the taste of everything!
Serve with extra sauce on top!
The classic pairing of fish and asparagus is elevated by using XO sauce!
Prepare the asparagus, then sauté with garlic, soy sauce, and our premium seafood condiment. For the fish fillet, season with salt and pepper, coat in cornstarch, and pan-fry until golden.
Serve the fish on a bed of asparagus, garnish with scallions, and generously top with the secret sauce. Enjoy!
This mazemen, which is basically ramen without the soup, uses tasty XO sauce, and you can make it in just five minutes!
First, cook ramen noodles, then mix them in a large bowl with XO, pork fat, rice vinegar, and soy sauce to create a creamy coating for the noodles.
Serve in a bowl, garnished with scallions and optional toppings like an onsen egg or radish sprouts!
This Scallop Fried Rice is a seafood lover's dream and takes about 20 minutes to make! The dish features fresh bay scallops, XO sauce, and crispy garlic chips.
Like all fried rice dishes, it's best done with a piping hot wok. Ensure you add the ingredients in the order listed and each ingredient is hot before adding the next.
Just follow the recipe, and you'll have a delicious dish! It's super filling, so it works as a standalone course but can also be eaten as a side dish.
I love blistered green beans! This recipe reminds me of the classic green beans and minced pork dish, but XO sauce is used instead of pork.
It uses a homemade sauce, but if you don't have time, feel free to skip to Step 3.
Simply cook the green beans on high heat for about 3 minutes, then toss them with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with lemon wedges!
11. Stir-fried Clams
These clams make a super easy dish that's ready in minutes. The clams are briny and juicy, adding an extra seafood flavor to the sauce.
The clams are steamed in garlic, ginger, and Shaoxing wine until they open and release their juices. Then they're removed, and a delicious pan sauce is made with XO sauce.
To serve, the sauce is spooned over the clams, and the dish is garnished with scallions. Serve with noodles or steamed rice for a complete meal!
This dish is an explosion of umami from the scallops and sauce.
First, blanch the scallops, season, and set aside. Then, stir-fry green beans and celery until they soften, and add sauce and the pan-fried scallops.
Serve with steamed rice and freshly chopped red chilis on top!
Pappardelle and XO sauce are an unlikely pairing, but they make a great combo! This pasta dish has rich, tomatoey, and umami flavors, making it the ultimate comfort food.
You'll love the concentrated bursts of flavor from the blistered cherry tomatoes!
This recipe isn't authentic by any means, but it's super delicious.
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