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Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe
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Soy Sauce Substitute

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"Allergic to soy or wheat? Here is a great substitute for soy sauce."

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Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings
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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the beef bouillon, balsamic vinegar, molasses, ginger, white pepper, garlic powder and water. Boil gently until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup, about 15 minutes.
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  • Allergen Caution
  • When cooking for someone with a sensitivity to an allergen, be sure to read the labels on all of the ingredients you are using in the recipe. Some brands or varieties may contain unwanted ingredients. All of the ingredients used in this recipe have allergen-free versions.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 21, 2009

**** For people with SOY ALLERGIES; Most bullion has MSG and balsamic vinegar has naturally occuring msg same as soy!... I get migraines and have done research. You may still be sensitive to this recipe. ****

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 07, 2007

Organic bouillon usually doesn't contain MSG.

Dec 13, 2007

Perfect! I substitute beef broth for water and omitted the bouillon- alot of organic bouillon still has allergens. I also used red wine vinegar instead of balsamic since that is what I had in the cupboard. It smells atrocious when cooking but works well as a soy sauce AND Worcheshire sauce substitute.

Feb 09, 2009

This was extrememly helpful when making dinner for my mom who is not to eat soy due to medication. The bullion that I used was Herb Ox Chicken bullion which was sodium free and contained no MSG. I found a lot of bulluion out there that did actually have soy or (soy derivatives) in it.

Dec 14, 2008

This was great! We have used it several times and it is great in a stir-fry. After the first time, I made a few changes: I halved the molasses and added a teaspoon or two of salt. Perfect! I haven't eaten soy sauce for about eight years because of my allergies to soy and I was soooo glad when I found this. Thanks!

Jul 26, 2010

My son has a soy allergy. I use this recipe weekly, and am so grateful to have found it. I have modified it to make it easier, and no one has complained. I modify the serving size until the water in the ingredients matches the amount of soy sauce I need in a recipe. I skip the beef bouillon, use brown sugar for molasses (b/c I never have molasses on hand), add salt (same amount as pepper) and add the ingredients directly to my recipe, without heating. It works for us.

Nov 14, 2008

I will never buy soy sauce ever again. This definitely is worth trying if you want a good soy sauce that doesn't just taste like vinegar and salt.

Jun 12, 2008

Thanks for the great recipe. I didnt have Soy Sauce as I was in the middle of a recipe and this tasted just like it!


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  • Calories
  • 4 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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