When looking to buy a ‘good quality’ soy sauce – check the ingredients list and look for a sauce where the first or second ingredient is soy beans. A lesser quality soy sauce will often list salt as the first ingredient or have soy beans way down the list.
- ¾ cup good-quality soy sauce (see note above)
- ¼ cup dark soy sauce (if dark soy sauce is not available or too intense for your taste, just use one full cup of regular soy sauce instead of the ¾ cup)
- ½ cup water
- 4 tablespoons sweet rice wine or mirin (optional)
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- ½ cup agave nectar or honey
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (will be strained out after cooking)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger (will be strained out after cooking)
- Put all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for three minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain over a container using a fine sieve. Discard ginger and garlic.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze in zip lock bags for up to three months.