Homemade Oyster Sauce

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  • 1/2 pound shucked oysters with liquid
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce


  1. Drain oysters and reserve the liquid. Mince oysters and place in a saucepan. Add water and reserved liquid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, then add salt and cool completely.
  2. Force the mixture through a fine sieve into sauce pan. Measure the liquid, adding 2 tablespoons light soy sauce to each 1/2 cup. Add dark soy sauce and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer gently for about 7 minutes.
  4. Cool to room temperature and pour into a sterilized jar.
  5. Seal and store in the refrigerator.

This sauce can be kept for several weeks.