What Works As a Substitute for Soy Sauce in a Recipe?

For those people who cannot use soy sauce, a good substitute is one that is beef bouillon and cider vinegar-based. Certain people avoid using soy sauce in a recipe, due to its saltiness or allergic reactions.

Making a substitute for soy sauce is a simple process.

Step 1: Combine ingredients

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a sauce pan. Add 6 tablespoons of beef bouillon and mix well until the bouillon dissolves. Add the bouillon to a small bowl and add 4 tablespoons of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of dark molasses and a couple of dashes of ground black pepper.

Step 2: Mix well and store

Mix everything well and store in a container with a tight-fitting lid, such as a jar. Keep the soy sauce substitute in the refrigerator, until ready to use.

Other possible substitutes include olive brine, umeboshi plum vinegar or heavily salted balsamic vinegar.