By KateL on March 30, 2008
Photo by mersaydees
Photo by mersaydees
"I tagged this for cooking for a parent with congestive heart failure, for whom sodium must be kept to a minimum. The recipe came from Don Gazzaniga's "The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook". I broke into gales of laughter at Whole Foods when I read the label for a commercial "low sodium" soy sauce: 400 mg sodium! Rather than give up on soy sauce completely, I would use this recipe, as I have had good luck with other recipes by Gazzaniga. Suggested brands of molasses and onion powder are low in salt. Mastercook says 29 mg sodium in entire recipe!"
Serving Size: 1 (31 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This isn't bad. I made a 1/4 recipe as a test and I'm pleased with the result. It's not soy sauce but it doesn't have all of that salt either. The best I can do to describe the taste is a sweet and sour .......sorta, lol. To be honest I wasn't in love with the spoon taste but when used on a veggie stir fry on rice it was a very respectable soy sub and a whole lot healthier. It's not at all difficult to make but does require the sitting time. I suspect that it could be started early in the morning and finished just before dinner and be just fine. :D"
"Not really a copycat recipe since it tastes different than soy sauce, but because it's healthier and low in sodium it's a pretty good substitute. I used it to complete a Beef Stirfry and really enjoyed it!"
"This does NOT taste anything like soy sauce but it's still pretty darn good. I use it generously to make a sort of hot and sour ramen noodle soup, using the Oriental Ramen Seasoning Copycat recipe from this site (throw the spice packet that comes with the noodles away) , a few drops of sesame oil and a 1/4 cup of frozen peas. Delish!"
"I cut this back to a 1/4 cup and tried a blind test with the DM (she is a salt freak but not allowed to due to heart and kidney problems). I defrosted and baked recipe #244979 and let her have some of these trying out our regular soy and the substitute, she preferred the substitute and so did I but then I am not a huge salt fan and don't normally add salt to my cooking or at the table, so you can guess what the DM will have in future though for dipping I'll stick to a sweet chilli. Thanks KateL for a great recipe (will make full version next time - got use up that molasses), made for Please Review My Recipe."
"This is a great substitute to help lower your sodium intake! I must admit I like soy sauce taste better, but this is a great replacement that I can use instead so I don't consume so much sodium. We eat rice with soy sauce added almost every day here in Asia, so this is great for us! Thanks KateL! Made for 1-2-3 Zaar Tag."
"This is a great substitute but differently not the real thing. I found it easy to prepare and I always have the ingredients on hand. Thank KateL for posting."
"This is a very good substitute. Takes time but worth it. Thanks KateL. Made for Newest Zaar Tag."
"I think this has great flavor akin to soy sauce. We are on a low-sodium diet so this really intrigued me and I'm so glad I tried it. Thanks, KateL! Made for PAC Fall 2012."