Oyster sauce



Nutrition Information*
Serving size: 1 tbsp (18g)
Based on a 2000 calorie diet

DV %

0.5
--
0.7
0.2
0.1
0
0.5
20.5


Calories: 9.2
Total Sugars: 0g
Carb.: 2g
Fiber: 0.1g
Total Fats: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 0.2g
Sodium: 491.9mg
*Data provided by USDA

Often used in East Asian, especially Chinese, cooking, oyster sauce refers to a brown condiment made from the essence or extract of oysters, salt, sugar, water, seasonings, and usually thickened with cornstarch. Many modern sauces may be darkened with caramel, however, a high quality sauce should naturally dark.

This sauce adds a savory flavor to many dishes, especially for meats. It is also commonly used in noodle and vegetable stir frys.


Oyster sauce is often found in recipes that also contain bamboo shoots, lo mein noodles, peanut oil, peas, scallions and shrimp