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Old 03-13-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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the problem with buying a whole bottle of something that I will probably use just once in while is it gets expensive and just sits there for so long. Maybe soy sauce is a good substitute but I don't know and if I try it and it doesn't work its a whole meal shot.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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I use Bragg's Amino Acid. I use it on everything, though.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I would just buy a little bottle of worcestershire sauce...it keeps for a long time in the fridge and it's a particular taste that you can't duplicate with soy sauce.

You can find more uses for worcestershire sauce than you might think...it tastes good on hamburgers (a little splash on top before cooking), in homemade mac and cheese, on a pot roast, etc.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I agree with HM^^.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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the problem with buying a whole bottle of something that I will probably use just once in while is it gets expensive and just sits there for so long. Maybe soy sauce is a good substitute but I don't know and if I try it and it doesn't work its a whole meal shot.
No, soy sauce is not a good substitiute, not even close. Worcestershire Sauce is a fermented sauce, with anchovies and tamarind, unlike anything else.

You can buy a small bottle for $4, and it keeps for years, so why worry about it? Just get the real thing.
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:33 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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It's not exactly a major investment. As others have pointed out, it keeps for years. It's unique taste is much more complex that soy sauce.

Just get a bottle of Lee & Perrins. There are fancier ones I am sure, and I know there is a variety without anchovies for vegetarians.

Braggs amino acid adds good flavor to foods, but it doesn't have the tamarind.

Just bite the bullet and pick up a bottle of L&P. You'll have it for a couple of yeas.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Just get a bottle of Lee & Perrins. There are fancier ones I am sure...
Lea & Perrins is the original and definitive Worcestershire Sauce - there are none fancier or more authentic.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I agree with most posters. Worcestershire does keep a long time and if you have to throw it out eventually, do it and don't try to substitute items which just won't do (and soy is not the stuff to use as a substitute). Food is too expensive to have to toss by using the wrong substitute. I would use steak sauce as a substitute before soy sauce!

I use Worcestershire in a glass of V-8 or tomato juice to give it a kick. I also use it in meatloaf, meatballs, welsh rarebit (cheese sauce for horseshoe sandwiches famous in Central Illinois), and added to marinades for just about all meats.

I made the mistake of buying a cheapo brand and I had to throw it away as it tasted awful. Lee and Perrins is the best!
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:18 AM
 
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Any suggestions for the giant bottle of Maggi I somehow managed to accidentally buy? I've used like 1 T of the stuff ...
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:41 AM
 
Location: The Carolinas
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Any suggestions for the giant bottle of Maggi I somehow managed to accidentally buy? I've used like 1 T of the stuff ...

Start drinking a lot of bloody Marys!

Also, there is a lot of difference in tastes of Worcester brands. I don't particularly like Lea and Perrins, but rather Heinz.

Buy a small bottle. . . .
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