XO sauce recipe. First up, this is not for vegetarians. The sauce starts with finely diced, rehydrated shrimp, scallops and often two kinds of Chinese pork. Second, it's always spicy. The spice quotient varies from one X.O. sauce to another, but there's usually enough red pepper flake in there to light your mouth on fire. Ginger, garlic, star anise and cinnamon give the sauce further body and intrigue.
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