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Soy-Free Soy Sauce

There are so many recipes that call for soy sauce. But what about those people that are allergic to soy? Specialty soy-free soy sauces can be expensive, that’s if you can even find them in your area.

My version has a deep rich flavour, and is pretty darn close to the real thing if I do say so myself!

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Soy-Free Soy Sauce
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Serves: 32
A perfect soy-free substitute for soy sauce.
  • 4 Tbsp GF liquid beef bouillon concentrate (or 3 Tbsp dry)
  • 1 Tbsp GF balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ tsp salt
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer gently until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup (15 minutes).
  3. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks.

FAQ: What Kinds of Vinegar are Gluten Free?

5 Responses to Soy-Free Soy Sauce

  1. PAT July 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Love the recipes !!!!

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley July 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      So glad you like them!

  2. Joan August 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    What is sodium content? I’m not only on GF diet but also Cardiac and can only have 1500 mgs of sodium per day. Any ideas what I can use to sub for soy sauce”

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley August 22, 2015 at 10:21 am #

      269mg of sodium, however if you omit the salt and use a low-sodium GF bouillon that will be much less. If you don’t like this recipe for a soy sauce substitute, you can use a GF Worcestershire sauce – it’s not the same flavor, but will give you the same depth and concentration of flavor to a dish.

      • Marla Hingley
        Marla Hingley August 31, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

        Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, GF Tamari, GF Worcestershire are similar in that they are a highly concentrated burst of flavor – a little goes a long way. Most of these have a low-sodium version that may be less than that of low-sodium soy sauce. Or for certain recipes you could try GF balsamic vinegar.

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