|Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:18 am: || |
I know in some posts, people swear by Kikkoman Soy Sauce as being "safe". I haven't tried it yet. They are a company I love to hate, both for their bulk flavor enhancer dry "soy sauce" powders and products like this one:
Stir-Fry Seasoning Mix. Ingredients: DEHYDRATED SOY SAUCE [SOY SAUCE (WHEAT, SOYBEANS, SALT), MALTODEXTRIN, SALT], SUGAR, MALTODEXTRIN, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT CORN STARCH, TORULA YEAST, GARLIC, SPICES, AUTOLYZED YEAST, CARAMEL COLOR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED AND SOYBEAN OIL, OYSTER EXTRACT (MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH), SHERRY WINE SOLIDS, BEEF EXTRACT, DISODIUM INOSINATE, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, MALTOL, NATURAL FLAVORS, BEEF FAT. CONTAINS SULFITES.
Forget looking for problem ingredients. Is there even anything in this that is "safe".
Does anyone have a good recommendation for safe seasoning or from scratch? Cheers, SK
|Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:45 pm: || |
What are you looking to season? Is there anything in particular or would you just like some general recommendations for seasonings?
|Posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 - 5:39 am: || |
Hi Ada, I am looking to cook a chicken stir-fry. And will take general recommendations if there are commercial products that are suitable. I do have Deb's book, but haven't looked at the recipes recently. Thanks for you reply! SK
|Posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 - 7:05 pm: || |
I have never seen a seasoning packet in a paper sachet that is safe. I have however seen various seasoning blends in glass or plastic shakers that are great. I find them at places like Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, etc. Deb likes to use a Chinese 5 Spice powder in her Asian recipes. I can't say I've perfected an Asian type stir-fry yet, because I've yet to find a good substitute for soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and fish sauce. I come close with using some sort of safe chili sauce (Trader Joe's has a product called Jalapeņo Pepper Hot Sauce that is OK... the ingredients are red ripened jalapeņo peppers, distilled vinegar, and salt), toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, and Chinese 5 Spice (you don't need much of this at all). I've also found a safe chili sauce at an Asian market with the ingredients red pepper, sugar, garlic, vinegar, and water. There's no translation on the bottle so I"m not sure what the brand name is.
When I went MSG free a couple of years ago, I had a lot of fun buying spice blends, however I've since discovered that while they can be great for a quick or last minute recipe, what really makes food taste impeccable are fresh ingredients such as onion, garlic, basil, rosemary, thyme, ginger, and cilantro. The dried versions just aren't the same. So I would combine the above recipe with fresh garlic, cilantro, and ginger.
|Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 12:46 pm: || |
I finely chop a bunch of vegetables and saute along with diced chicken for a quick stir-fry. I then use this soy sauce substitute (great option if you don't react to sulfites):
Here is a great recipe for an Asian Orange Chicken. We saute vegetables and rice to go along with the orange chicken.
|Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 2:59 pm: || |
May be a good recipe - not sure everyone can tolerate the vinegars...I know I can't.
|Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 7:17 pm: || |
Compliments of Elena's Pantry (Paleo, Gluten Free): http://www.elanaspantry.com/asian-stir-fry/
(For those not allergic to Arrowroot.)
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder dissolved in 1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons ume plum vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Add the arrowroot mixture to the vegetables and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens & becomes glossy.
Stir in the sesame oil, vinegar, and honey, then serve.
Ume Plum Vinegar ingredients: Ume Plum, Beefsteak Leaf (shiso), Sea Salt.
|Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:18 pm: || |
We have been using San-J Organic Gluten Free Tamari without issues for about the last year. We aren't as sensitive as some, though.
|Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 3:48 pm: || |
I also use the San-J Organic Gluten Free Tamari - with no reaction. My reaction was instant swelling.