I had a chef come teach me about spices and herbs and one of the recipes called for soy sauce. My husband can't have soy so rather than have her come up with a new recipe I scoured the internet to find out what people subbed soy sauce with and worked out this combination of ingredients. Rather than call it Soy Sauce Substitute I thought it would be more fun to play on the word faux (meaning false) and call it Fauxy Sauce.
2 Tablespoons chicken or beef broth
Fauxy Sauce - (said foy -like soy)
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons molasses
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
dash white pepper
1-1/2 cups water
salt to taste - I used 1 teaspoon to start then added 1/2 teaspoon at the end as my broth was not very salty since it was homemade
Stir together all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and cook until reduced. I reduced mine by about half. That is when I tasted it and added the last 1/2 teaspoon of salt.