Low Carb Asian Oyster Sauce. There is not much to not love about almost any Asian Sauce and this low carb Asian oyster sauce is no different except for one thing, it is sugar-free and you will not notice any difference. I was not going for sweet, I was going for Umami and this is it in spades. Umami sort of captures all the flavors in one. This Asian Oyster Sauce will either go with meats, fish or vegetables and is ridiculously easy to prepare-2-3 minutes at the most but oh, the flavor. The three pictures are all with a whole pork tenderloin, pulled pork, and Thai sausages but as I said it literally goes with just about anything. That small amount of sauce is for 2 people but the recipe is for 4 and can easily be doubled. They say dynamite comes in small packages so don’t let the small amount of sauce fool you as it has enough flavor to practically coat the planet. Not really, but I hope you get the idea. I pound my tenderloins to about ¾”, saute it in a tiny amount of fat, until medium rare, slicing it on the bias and getting 8 nice medallions.
I have recently found a(nother) terrific Asian market here in Portland going by the name Lily’s. It has been owned by the same family for 35 years and it shows by the way it is being taken care of. Everyone of the owners in interested in making sure you find what you need and in my case a lot more stuff that I didn’t even know I wanted. I went in looking for a particular brand of oyster sauce to replace the one I have had forever and the woman took me to the oyster sauces and picked up the one I was looking for, telling me it was the best. Interestingly, oyster sauce is used sparingly like ½-1-2 t at a time so it lasts a very long time and you will need it for this recipe. Now, if you have fish sauce and not oyster sauce then you can sub it but rest assured they are not one & the same. If I had my choice between the two I would hands down pick oyster sauce.
I’m thinking this might make a terrific & simple coleslaw with maybe some black seeds.
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- ¼ C Olive Oil
- ¼ C Green Onion Tops
- 2 t Oyster Sauce
- 2 t Powdered Ginger
- 2 t Chili Garlic Sauce
- 2 t Sugar-Free Rice Vinegar (Yes, You Can Sub With Distilled Vinegar If Necessary)
- Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready for use. Serve at room temperature.
- 4 Servings
- 123 Calories, .1g Protein, 14.0g Fat, .5g Carbs, .2g Fiber, .3g Net Carbs
- I promise, after you have eaten this even once you will figure out how to use it over and over again.
- If you want it a bit thinner just all a little more olive oil but as I said above it is very powerful.