Help Me Find a Good Soy-Free Substitute for Soy Sauce

Help Me Find a Good Soy-Free Substitute for Soy Sauce

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Faith Durand
Dec 2, 2011

Q: I was recently diagnosed with a soy allergy and am learning to adjust. Fortunately, in our modern times, there are reasonable substitutes and alternatives available.

However, the one food item that has eluded me is a reliable soy sauce substitute. I've googled and have seen some recipes, but nothing is the clear winner. I'm hoping your resourceful readers might be able to help.

Sent by Stephanie

Editor: Stephanie, one idea that comes immediately to mind is a salty mushroom liqueur, from reduced mushroom broth, and perhaps mixed with fish sauce? Anything to give that salty umami flavor.

Readers, any ideas or experiences to share?


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