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How To Make Soy Sauce

If you love Chinese food, you probably can’t think of a dish without soy sauce. Soy sauce has been used in Asian cuisines for a long time. If you love to cook Japanese, Chinese, Thai, or Korean food, you already know how indispensible soy sauce is to these styles of cooking. If you are someone who loves to try exotic authentic Asian food, then you might even want to make your own soy sauce at home. Making soy sauce at home is not a difficult task if you know the right recipe. Plus, your homemade soy sauce will be devoid of all the synthetic preservatives that are present in the store-bought soy sauces. Soy sauce is primarily made with fermenting soybeans. This along with roasted grains, salt and water makes authentic soy sauce. However, there is not one particular recipe for soy sauce. By adjusting the different ingredients of the sauce, you can make your own variety according to your taste. If you are looking for authentic soy sauce recipes, explore the sections that follow.

Soy Sauce Recipes 

Recipe 1

Things Needed
  • 1 kg Soybeans
  • 12 liters of Salt solution
  • 10g Mold (Aspergillus Oryzae)
  • 1 kg Wheat flour
  • Fermentation tray
  • Glass jar
  • Soak the soybeans in salt water for at least one day.
  • Change the water twice to prevent any bacteria from growing.
  • Boil the soybeans until tender.
  • Steam the wheat flour for at least 20 minutes.
  • Mix the wheat flour and soybeans in the salt solution.
  • Pour the mixture into a fermentation tray. Cover it and leave it for a week or so.
  • After fermentation, pour the mixture in a glass jar.
  • Fill the remaining portion of the jar with the salt solution.
  • After a month, add the mold to it.
  • Leave it to ferment for another 6 months.
  • Strain the liquid and pasteurize it to make your perfect homemade soy sauce.

Recipe 2

Things Needed
  • ½ kg soybeans (cooked until soft and crumbly)
  • ½ kg Wheat flour
  • 1 kg Salt
  • 10g Mold
  • 12 liters of Water
  • Paper towels (a few)
  • 1 Plastic sheet
  • Finely chop the soybeans and knead them together with the wheat flour.
  • Form a log with the mixture.
  • Cut the log into ¼ inch-thick discs.
  • Arrange the discs between moist paper towels.
  • Wrap in plastic.
  • Allow it to sit until the disc in saturated with the mold.
  • Allow it to sun dry.
  • Let the discs dry completely.
  • Mix the salt and water in a large pot to form a solution.
  • Add the dried discs to this solution.
  • Cover the jar loosely with plastic sheet.
  • Allow to sit and ferment. To fasten the process, you may stir it daily.
  • As soon as discs have dissolved completely, your homemade soy sauce is ready for use. 

Recipe 3

Things Needed
  • 500 g of Soybeans
  • 400 g of flour of choice
  • 300 g of Salt
  • 4 liters of Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Paper towels (a few)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Finely chop the soybeans and boil until tender.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and knead the soybeans.
  • Add flour to it and knead again.
  • Form a log shape with the mixture and cut it into thick slices.
  • Moisten the paper towels with water and cover the slices with it.
  • Allow mold to grow on them.
  • Mix salt and water in a large pot and add all the disks into the solution.
  • Let the whole mixture ferment.
  • Strain the liquid using cheesecloth and transfer it in bottles.
  • Your soy sauce is ready!

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