Making Worcestershire Sauce from Scratch


About a month ago I was in the middle of a huge cook day and discovered I was out of Worcestershire sauce. I figured it couldn’t be too hard to make. Since I had all ingredients on hand, I made it.

Let’s me say that I will NEVER buy the bottled kind again. I took very little time to make, is amazing; thick, deeply flavorful..and I bottled it myself. No need to buy it..good for me and the planet!

Worcestershire Sauce

Recipe By     :MILLIE
Serving Size  : 1 1/2 cups

1/2   cup  rice vinegar
1/2   cup  apple cider vinegar
1/2   cup  blackstrap molasses
1/4   cup  fish sauce
2       tablespoons  tamarind paste
1       Tablespoon  soy sauce
3       Tablespoons  onions, diced, caramelized
1       teaspoon  pepper
1/2   teaspoon  cinnamon
1/2   teaspoon  cloves
1/4   teaspoon  cayenne
2       Tablespoons  butter
2        tablespoons  garlic
1        Tablespoon minced ginger
1        teaspoon  gin
1       Tablespoon  anchovy paste
2       Tablespoons  lime juice


1)  Blend cooked onions in blender until liquid.

2) Whisk together the vinegars, molasses, fish sauce, tamarind paste, soy sauce, and onions. Set aside.

3)  Heat a small, dry sauté pan over medium heat. Toast the spices until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

4)  In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat; then sauté the shallots until transparent and beginning to brown, 2–3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, anchovies, and reserved spices and continue to sauté just until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

5)  Pour in the vinegar mixture and scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Bring to a full simmer; then remove from the heat and let cool completely.

6)  Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl and stir in the lime juice. Pour into a jar or bottle for long-term storage. Will keep in the refrigerator for 1–2 months.

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