I realized I was out of Worcestershire sauce in the middle of making my homemade chicken salad. I didn’t feel like going to the store, and I knew I could find a recipe on the internet. It was quick and easy, so here it is:
- Apple cider vinegar, ½ cup
- Water, 2 tbsp.
- Soy sauce, 2 tbsp. (low sodium variety)
- Brown sugar, 1 tbsp.
- Garlic powder, ¼ tsp.
- Mustard powder, ¼ tsp.
- Onion powder, ¼ tsp.
- Ginger, ¼ tsp. (minced)
- Cinnamon, a pinch
- Pepper, a dash
Mix all the components together in a cooking pan and place on a medium flame. Allow it to boil and then allow it to simmer on a lower flame for 45 seconds more. Let it cool down before using and store in a cool, dry place. One tablespoon of this can be used to substitute an equal amount of Worcestershire sauce. This makes about ¾ cup of the sauce. (Found: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/worcestershire-sauce-substitute.html)
I really didn’t want to use soy sauce (HFCS) or the brown sugar, but I still have both of those on hand. I will be replacing all the bad staples in my pantry, but right now, since I’m not working, I don’t have the means to just go out and replace everything.
I will continue my hunt for a recipe without HFCS and sugar.