XO sauce is a spicy seafood sauce that originated from Hong Kong.It is commonly used most in southern Chinese regions like Guangdong province.
Typical ingredients of XO sauce include dried scallop
, red chili pepper
, Jinhua ham, dried shrimp, garlic
and canola oil. Some other recipes also call for salted cured fish and diced onion
XO sauce can be used as a condiment on the side of main dishes or used in cooking to enhance the flavour of fish
, vegetables, and otherwise bland foods such as tofu or noodles. Home cooks often use this sauce as the chief flavorant for fried rice