Substitute for the chili crisp sauce?

This recipe looks wonderful, and I'm looking to use up some miso I have in the fridge. I'm not into too much spice though, and wonder if there's anything I can substitute for the Lao Gan Ma chili sauce. (I'm also a little concerned about hunting for it during the pandemic, I like to get in, get out of the store!)



Emma L. April 21, 2020
Hi! If you aren't a fan of spicy food, you could skip the chile crisp altogether. Or replace it with whatever spicy-ish thing you like—hot sauce, chile flakes, or even just black pepper. Then maybe add a drizzle of olive oil or sesame oil to make up for the missing richness.
Nancy April 20, 2020
SReilley - have a look at the attached recipe for a homemade version of the sauce, and use whatever you have on hand (some or all of garlic, onion, chili pepper, oil) to replace the commercial version in your dish.
sreilley April 22, 2020
thank you!
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