Yesterday began an extended weekend of gluten-free and soy-free food at our house with the arrival of Katie, Emily, Hannah, and Melissa. Katie is the only one that has to eat gluten/soy free, but the rest of us support her by also eating (mostly) gluten/soy free when she's around. After finding out she's allergic to gluten and soy about a year ago, she had to give up some of those foods we love - like soy sauce. Katie loves sushi, but has spent the past year eating it dry (without dipping it in soy sauce like the rest of us). Last night that all changed.
We stopped for dinner at The Sushi Bar in Edmond on our way home from the airport. It's our favorite sushi restaurant here in the Oklahoma City area. My all-time favorite is still Wasa Sushi in Southern California. Stashed in my pocket, I carried a small jar of "soy" sauce that I made for Katie (which actually contains no soy). She was happy to finally dip her sushi again.
Soy Free "Soy" Sauce
1 1/2 cups beef broth
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons molasses
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch white pepper
pinch garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (add more based on you taste)
Add the ingredients above to a small saucepan. Boil and reduce to 1 cup (takes about 15 minutes).
Use in place of soy sauce for sushi, over rice, or in any recipes that call for soy sauce.