Oyster sauce is essentially a non-vegetarian preparation and is a must for a lot of Chinese recipes. Take a look at the recipes for oyster sauce.

Oyster Sauce

Now here is a delicious sauce. It is Chinese and an indispensable part of a lot of Chinese recipes. And not only Chinese, oyster sauce also forms an essential component in the Thai and Cambodian cuisines and is popularly called the dark brown sauce. Traditionally, oyster sauce was prepared by boiling oysters till the water was vicious brown in color. No added ingredients were used. However, with the advent of readymade sauces and the popularity of Chinese cuisine, oyster sauce underwent a lot of changes. As such, the sauce available in the market today contains caramel coloring, starch, oyster extracts and preservatives. However, there is nothing beating the fact that homemade oyster sauce taste the best and makes a dish extremely luscious and tempting. Here are a few recipes for making oyster sauce. Try and give your dishes a  succulent appeal.
Recipes For Oyster Sauce

Recipe I


  • 8 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped Green Onion
  • 8 oz. Oysters
  • 2 cups Oyster Water
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Basil
  • 4 Garlic Flakes, minced
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 cup Cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Heat 4 tbsp butter in a pan, add onions and stir till soft.
  • In a bowl, mix oysters, oyster water, thyme, minced garlic, oregano and basil. Stir the mixture.
  • Add flour to the butter and onion mixture and cook to make a thick paste.
  • Add the oyster mix to this flour paste and cook it over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Once this sauce is thick, turn off the flame and set the pan aside.
  • Now stir cream into the sauce, add salt and pepper. Oyster sauce is ready.
Oyster Sauce Recipe II
This recipe is for a quick fix oyster solution. If ever you run out of the oyster sauce and you happen to have the required ingredients, but not enough time, then this recipe can come to immediate rescue. The taste maybe slightly different, but it can efficiently substitute the regular oyster sauce.
  • Take ½ pound of shucked oysters. Drain oysters with liquid. Keep the liquid aside.
  • Mince these drained oysters and add the reserved liquid, along with 1 tbsp of plain water to the mixture.
  • Place the mix in a pan and bring it to boil on high flame. Simmer it for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add salt to it. Let the mixture cool.
  • Sieve the liquid mixture. Add two tbsp light soy sauce for every half cup of mixture and ½ tbsp dark soy sauce.
  • Bring the solution to boil again and follow it up with 10 minutes of simmer. The substitute sauce is ready. 
Substitutes For Oyster Sauce
Soy Sauce
This sauce can be quite an efficient substitute for oyster sauce because it provides both the colour and flavour to the dish. You can add ½ tsp sugar to the soy sauce to make it more close a substitute.
Fish Sauce
This sauce can also be used as an efficient substitute in some recipes. The taste is enriching and the sauce an intrinsic flavor to the dish, making it all the more luscious.

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