Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Homemade Soy Sauce (Soy Free Soy Sauce!)
Ok people. Sit down. This is big. Homemade soy sauce. With no soy. Now if you don't have a soy allergy it might make more sense to just buy your own run o' the mill soy sauce, but for people like ME who are dealing with soy intolerances this is the best news. Even if you can eat soy this is great bc you can really control the sodium in this recipe and therefore make it less salty, which is always an issue with soy sauce. Not to mention it's fun to make something from scratch rather than buying it from the store.
Now I'm sure you're wondering if it tastes like soy sauce. Not 100%, but it works. If you taste it straight, like with sushi or on your finger for a taste, it's not exact. However I've used it in recipes that call for soy sauce and it works beautifully. I wouldn't even realize it wasn't the real deal when cooked into recipes. I have to give a big shout out to Cathy at My Kitchen Journey for thinking of me and sending me this recipe. It has been a life saver!
Source: Chloe's Kitchen by Chef Chloe Coscarelli
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp molasses
1 tsp sea salt
Pinch garlic powder
Pinch ground ginger
1- Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan.
2-Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
3- Reduce heat to medium and allow to lightly boil for 5 minutes. Allow to cool then store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.