Saturday, February 11, 2012

Oyster Sauce - Gluten Free, Corn Free, Soy Free


Oyster Sauce is a thick salty/sweet sauce that is an ingredient in many Asian dishes.    I searched on the internet for homemade oyster sauce, because I wanted to avoid corn and soy.   I combined several recipes that I found and came up with my own.  
Below I have listed the alternative ingredients depending on your allergies ( soy vs no soy, or corn vs no corn). 
 I loved how this one tasted as compared to the store brand, Lee Kum Kee  Oyster Sauce.   Now I do have to admit that I didn't have time to go through the whole process of boiling chopped oysters and pressing through a sieve, so I cheated and used  a bottle of clam juice instead.  If you have time and money to prepare the oysters then this would certainly be more authentic, and recommended. 

Ingredients:
3/4 tsp  Raw Organic Vegan Coconut Aminos or Gluten Free Soy Sauce
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp arrowroot starch or cornstarch 

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan add all of the ingredients except arrowroot starch.
  • Let simmer on medium heat until it begins to boil.  Stir occasionally.
  • Remove 3 Tbsp of sauce from the pan and place into a small bowl.  Whisk in arrowroot starch. Add arrowroot mixture back into saucepan that is slowly boiling.
  • Stir until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Pour into an airtight container.  Refrigerate.
  • (Not sure how long this will keep in the refrigerator.  I used it the next day.)



For those who don't want a seafood influence I found this recipe at Mangiodasola.com.
I haven't tried it but you could also make this soy free and corn free by using the following adaptions:

Ingredients:
1/2 -1 slice of ginger grated
2 Tbsp  Raw Organic Vegan Coconut Aminos or GF Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp arrowroot starch or cornstarch
1-1/2 Tbsp water
Directions:
Add all the ingredients together and microwave it for 30 seconds.  ( I think I would prefer to simmer it on the stove and add the arrowroot at the end, like above.)
Ingredients in the clam juice.

2 comments:

  1. Hi.. You may want to change the microwave time to 30 seconds :)

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