Worcestershire Sauce Recipe
Although Worcestershire sauce is probably one of the most difficult ingredients to spell, it is a versatile sauce that has many uses. Worcestershire is a perfect blend of salty, sweet, spicy and sour, which lends great flavor to bland dishes.
There are many ways to use Worcestershire sauce to enhance your everyday meals.
- It makes a great marinade for steaks: just pour this Worcestershire sauce recipe over thawed steaks with salt and pepper, and allow to marinate at least 1 hour.
- Add a couple tablespoons to a quick chicken or vegetable stir-fry for well-balanced flavor.
- Use it to make a delicious homemade barbecue sauce.
- Add a splash to boost your spaghetti sauces or other red pasta dishes.
It is incredibly simple and quick to whip up a batch of homemade Worcestershire sauce at home. It requires some staple ingredients that you most likely already have and 10 minutes of your time, that’s it! The great thing about making your own Worcestershire sauce recipe is that you can turn up the salty, spicy, sour or sweet to cater to your tastes. If you like a saltier sauce, add more soy sauce. If you want to make it sweeter, you increase the amounts of molasses or honey. If you’re wanting spicier, you can add more chili powder, or even pour in a teaspoon of sriracha. To attain a stronger sour note, simply increase the vinegar.
The recipe below is well-balanced, and tastes similar to what you can find at your local market.
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Worcestershire Sauce Recipe
What You Need:
(Makes about 1 cup of sauce)
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 cup molasses
- 1/8 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon or ground clove
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Juice from 1/2 lime
In a small saucepan, mix ingredients together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a blender. Blend until smooth. Store in a dressing bottle, or covered bowl in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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What dishes will you add this Worcestershire sauce recipe to? What is your favorite sauce to make from scratch?