Super easy

I love Asian/Oriental food. I was saddened when I was told it was now "off-limits". Then I found the "holy trinity" to Asian/Oriental Food and it's so simple. The Sauces! Asian/Oriental food is usually seasoned by a sauce, be it Soy, Hoison, Oyster, Teriyaki or Sweet and sour sauces. Traditional versions of these sauces are very very high in sodium, one teaspoon of a certain brand of these sauces can equal a full days sodium intake for most of us. In this Sauces and Utility Recipes section, you will find recipes for 4 of 5 of these "off-limits" Asian/Oriental sauces in a very LoSo offering that will allow you to cook some of your favorite dishes or enjoy a using them as a side to your favorites.

In the recipe section under Asian Cuisine I have many different Asian/Oriental recipes. If I make reference to a low sodium version of one of these sauces I am refering to this recipe section to make it, they are NOT store bought.

We start with this Soy Sauce Substitute. Although nothing will be an exact taste match when you are substituting for a very high sodium product. This sauce gives it a great run for it's money. The earthiness of the Blackstrap Molasses and the different spices make this a very exceptable substitute. Lots of recipes call for soy sauce in large and small amount the recipe is low enough in sodium that you can use it in larger quantities without overloading on sodium.

You can double or triple the recipe to make some "Stock" for yourself. This Soy Sauce has a refridgerated shelf life of about 8-10 weeks



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Category: Sauces and utility recipes
Cuisine Type Asian


For 1 Batch(es)


1 1/2 cups Beef Broth (Unsalted)
3 teaspoon Balsamic or Rice Wine vinegar
2 tablespoon Unsulphured or Blackstrap molasses
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 pinch White Pepper
1 pinch Garlic Powder
1 pinch Onion Powder

Soy Sauce Substitute Directions

  1. In a small sauce pan on medium heat add all ingredients, mix in and dissolve. Bring to rolling boil for about 15 mins to reduce slightly. Let cool.

Recipe notes

Sodium By The Numbers

Beef broth =105mg
Balsamic or Rice Wine vinegar =0mg
Unsulphured or Blackstrap molasses =30mg
Sesame oil =0mg
Garlic powder =0mg
Black pepper =0mg

This recipe will make approx. 1 cup per batch
The sodium total per 1 cup of Soy Sauce Substitute is 135mg per cup

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