Black bean paste

Not to be confused with regular black beans, the dark brown, moist Black bean paste is made from fermented black soy beans (douchi) preserved and aged in salt. The beans are also known as Chinese black beans or salted black beans. With a strong, intense, salty flavor, you can create flavor in an instant by adding a spoon of black bean paste to almost any dish. Chinese black beans predates soy sauce and is one of the oldest condiments used in Chinese cuisine. The recorded history of black bean paste goes as far back as the Ming Dynasty. Fermented black beans are ususally soaked in water ..

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