Friday, February 22, 2013

Fauxy Sauce (Soy Sauce Substitute)

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.

Fauxy Sauce - (said foy -like soy)

2 Tablespoons chicken or beef broth
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.


  1. Jenny this sounds great. I'll give it a try as we're trying to cut out things that use soy. Thanks. (I came over from the Grocery Store Challenge.)

  2. I used it mixed with some other ingredients for a marinade and it worked nicely. The chef thought it tasted good plain. I haven't tried it yet just on fried rice or anything. It's amazing how much soy, usually as oil is in foods. So many things say vegetable oil or soy oil or or or and you never know which one they used!!