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Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe
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Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen developed this alternative to store-bought soy sauce. Its color and flavor will make you think it’s the real thing. But it's lower in sodium than both regular soy sauce and the low-sodium variety.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 11 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon in boiling water. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator. Shake well before using. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Soy Sauce Substitute in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p12


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chichow User ID: 8826114 246656
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"You can make it low sodium by using no salt beef bouillon that you can get off of Amazon. That's what I do and it tastes great."

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tgbvmb User ID: 1390093 122619
Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"Salt free bouillon is the way to go to lower the sodium, TanteCindy."

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TanteCindy User ID: 2260069 165988
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"Beef bouillon granules pack as much sodium as regular table salt. This is not a good reduced sodium option."

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