Our family likes a good stir fry. It's so easy to make and a great way to use fresh vegetables from the farmer's market. Toss it in a wok with a little oil and some soy sauce and serve over rice. Dinner in minutes!
Obviously I figured soy sauce was made from soy but I was unaware of the other ingredients. One look at the back of the bottle and I made the executive decision that we would no longer buy that stuff. It sort of reminded me of some kind of chemical soup.
So onto looking up homemade soy sauce. I wanted to make something out of what I had on hand and since I did not have any soy products or any knowledge on how to process said soy, I came up with this. It is modified from a soy sauce substitute recipe I found. It turned out pretty tasty and did it's job as a good substitute.
Soy Sauce Substitute
1 1/2 cups beef broth
4 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Dark Molases
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch white pepper
1 pinch garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Boil gently for 15 min. That's it! So simple.
Why waste the bottle? I just put my homemade sauce back in the soy sauce bottle. Voila!