What is Soy Sauce?
Soy Sauce is a traditional Chinese ingredient, but used universally to add a deeply savory flavor to dishes. You can use it sparingly to enhance a savory flavor, i.e. if you're trying to replicate a "meaty" flavor in a vegan ragu or stew, or to add a unique Asian flavor.
This essential condiment is over 2000 years, and is made from fermented soy beans, wheat, salt and a fermenting ingredient. If you are gluten-intolerant, you can use tamari instead of soy sauce.
Depending on what type of soy sauce you use, dark or light, you need may need to adjust how much you use.
My Soy Sauce recommendations
Uses for Soy Sauce
- add to instant noodles for more flavor
- stir into cooked rice
- stir in sauces or soups for an added umami flavor
- I love to add it to shepherd's pie or ragus to enhance the flavor.
- Dipping sauces often use soy sauce
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