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Old 04-13-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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Question Soy Sauce -- homemade

I need to make a soy sauce substitute without salt or an extremly small amount due to my restricted sodium diet. Reduced-sodium or light sodium commercial products contain much more sodium than my diet allows. My intake is about 500-700 mg sodium per day.

I have two recipes for a substitute ... one kind of; sort of takes like it but not much and the other one would be more suitable as a sub for Teriyaki sauce as it's sweet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Old 04-13-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Gosh you have presented an interesting challange.

Would probably go with ginger, mirin, maybe a touch of vinegar, and let it steep in a bit of sliced garlic.

Could add citrus juice amd cilantro. And some chilis.

There are a number of Asian sauces one could add but most I expect contain salt.

You might want to investigate that.

that is all I can offer.

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Old 04-13-2008, 11:09 PM   #3
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Healthy Soy Sauce

1 1/2 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons low sodium beef bouillon (dry)
1 tablespoon dark molasses
4 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil, or vegetable oil

Combine. Store in refrigerator.

Source: Healthy Soy Sauce Recipe @ CDKitchen.com :: it's what's cooking online!
Yield: 2 cups
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:15 PM   #4
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I have actually just mixed some soy sauce with some water to tone it down.

Weaver, for mcnerd's you may be able to cut down even more on the beef bouillon.

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