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An easy recipe for Vegan Oyster Sauce bursting with umami flavor, free of additives and preservatives. A perfect replacement for traditional oyster sauce. Gluten-free.

Vegan Oyster Sauce

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  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes (including 30 minutes soaking time)
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

An easy recipe for Vegan Oyster Sauce bursting with umami flavor, free of additives and preservatives. A perfect replacement for traditional oyster sauce. Gluten-free.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 10 dried shiitake mushrooms, about 1 ounce (or use 2 tablespoons shiitake mushroom powder)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon 5 spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons white miso paste

Instructions

  1. Add dried shiitake mushrooms (or mushroom powder) to the boiling water and let sit, covered, for 30 minutes. 
  2. Cut out the woody stems off (you can leave those that seem tender enough to blend smooth). Add all of the soaking water and shiitakes to the blender along with brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger powder, and 5 spice powder. Blend together until ultra smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and stir while bringing to a boil. Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water. Whisk into the bubbling mixture for a minute until the color is glossy and thick. Whisk in miso (to preserve the probiotic properties of miso, which may be destroyed by high heat, it is added at the end of the cooking process). 

Notes

Storage: Once cooled, store in a sealed container in the fridge for 2 weeks. Can also store in the freezer. Freeze in ice cube trays for easy portion use.

Dried shiitake mushrooms have a stronger richer flavor than fresh. When dried, the complex proteins of the mushroom are broken down into simple amino acids drawing out more of the umami flavor.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 teaspoons
  • Calories: 14
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 115.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg