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.

I've gone without soy sauce for awhile now and recently came across this recipe by combining several substitutions I found at 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.


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?

Anonymous 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!