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Old 06-24-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Need suggestions on sauce for mongolian beef

I have been making a copycat Mongolian beef recipe. The recipe for the sauce calls for 1/2 cup of soy sauce 1/2 cup of water 3/4 cup of brown sugar ginger and garlic.

I generally like things that are salty but this sauce is too salty even for me. I'm thinking about cutting down the soysauce to 1/4 or 1/3 cup. But I think I need to add something else in or the sauce will taste too bland.

Any suggestions on what I could add?


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Old 06-24-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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Use less soy and replace the amount with water. Your recipe includes 1 full cup of liquid, so try 1/3C soy sauce and 2/3C water.

There is reduced sodium soy sauce available. I found some at Walmart, their Great Value house brand. It works and tastes the same, just less salty.


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Old 06-24-2011, 02:28 PM   #3
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Agree with Zhizara. Would def rec reduced sodium soy sauce and reducing the amount. You might experiment with honey. Perhaps add sliced scallions, bean sprouts, any other Chinese type veg. Teriaki sauce has a good flavor and comes in lower sodium too. Veri Veri teriaki (brand) has a nice blend of flavors, and has sesame seeds.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:37 PM   #4
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Sounds like you already got the needed advice. Welcome!
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