Soy Sauce Substitute



1/4 cup water or beef broth
1 TBSP red wine vinegar
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. molasses
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
black pepper to taste

In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the water or beef broth, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, molasses and seasonings. Boil gently until liquid is slightly reduced.

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I've gone without soy sauce for awhile now and recently came across this recipe by combining several substitutions I found at Allrecipes.com. I love the taste and its been a perfect substitute for Ham Fried Rice. It's almost impossible to find a soy sauce that is msg free so to have a substitute is heaven sent! This recipe is also gluten free.

4 comments:

Gramma Spice said...

I am allergic to sulfites in red wine and balsamic vinegars. I know it probably wouldn't be as tasty, but could I use organic apple cider vinegar?

Emily said...

Hi Deb, Before today I've never seen a picture of you but feel as if I've known you for years- you're beautiful!

Fortunately I have no reactions to sulfites (so far) but generally use organic apple cider vinegar in many dishes. I haven't tried it in this soy sauce substitute but if I were you, I'd give it a try and see how it turns out. I think it will lack a lot of flavor but its worth a shot. Do you have some flavorful beef stock that you can use to help bump up the flavor?

Alisa@Foodista said...

what a great recipe, this is the first that I came across with a soy sauce substitute. I'll definitely give this a try!

Gquad said...

Awesome to find a n msg free substitute! Thank you! Do you know how long this lasts bottled? I would love to make a large batch to just have on hand!