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Soy Sauce Substitute

 Soy Sauce Substitute
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.
32 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 tablespoon equals 11 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.