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what do you do with Bragg's Amino Acids?

kimchee Oct 3, 2006 06:34 PM

I was given a bottle and have never used it? What do I do with it? Just use it as a soy sauce replacement or are there other creative uses?

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    thejulia Oct 4, 2006 01:22 AM

    I use my bragg's as a soy sauce, fish sauce or worcester sauce replacement or in conjunction with those flavors. I rarely use it as a strict dip, but more often as a component in a dressing, sauce or marinade. I'm sure there are some other creative uses. Just doing a google search, it looks like ppl spray it on popcorn to give it flavor too.

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    1. re: thejulia
      rabaja Oct 4, 2006 10:43 PM

      It is really good sprayed on popcorn. Didn't think I'd get into it, but it's tasty. Not like butter at all, but guilt free and salty, snacky good.

    2. junglekitte Oct 4, 2006 05:49 AM

      this is a delicious salad dressing including braggs i had at a vegan spa i stayed in...

      Mustard-Tahini Dressing

      yield 1-1/2 to 2 cups

      1/2-2/3 cup water (enough to provide desired consistency)
      1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
      1/2 cup tahini
      1/3 cup brown rice syrup
      3 T stone-ground mustard
      1 T bragg liquid aminos
      2 tsp minced garlic
      1 T chopped parsley
      dash cayenne

      blend until smooth. add more water slowly if you prefer a thinner consistency.

      1. pitu Oct 11, 2006 07:52 PM

        I use it all the time as a light soy sauce, in various salad dressings and marinades, on rice, etc.

        1. anhdeluxe Nov 2, 2007 10:21 PM

          I like it on eggs (boiled or scrambled or fried) but it is also tasty on tofu. I love it sprayed on plain popcorn with nutritional yeast.

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            thejewels10 Aug 16, 2009 06:46 AM

            OMG You can make the best salad dressing ever! If you have a a bottle with the measurements of Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Oil /Ratio use it and and 1 tablespoon of the BRAGGS. Also add: chopped garlic, and either Cavendar's all purpose greek seasoning and or Weber Chicago Steak seasoning (let marinate longer for hard pepper in Weber's) But you really cant go wrong with what ever seasoning you put in as long as you like the seasoning to begin with!!!! PEOPLE PLEASER for sure!

            1. alkapal Aug 16, 2009 07:37 AM

              i wonder if good health gourmet has seen this (OLD) thread? she's a " bragg's" expert -- with tons of ideas. i got some free bragg's samples, so i'm anxious to try them out, too.

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                Val Aug 16, 2009 08:43 AM

                Yes, we do need GHG's input...Bragg's is great stuff...I've been spraying it on cooked spinach (instead of using any salt) and also in salad dressings as others have said here already. It DOES have sodium, though--just not as much as soy sauce--plus the added benefits of the liquid aminos.

                1. Emme Aug 16, 2009 09:35 AM

                  I use it on everything... veggies, eggs, salads, stirfries... I add it to Miso, Wild Mushroom, and Greens Soup.

                  Great for making dipping sauces for dumplings, rolls, meatloaf, bloody mary's...

                  Lentil Loaf
                  http://www.formerfatguyblog.com/2008/01/19/recipe-lentil-loaf.html

                  Peanut Stew
                  http://www.formerfatguyblog.com/2007/12/01/recipe-african-peanut-stew.html

                  Super Green Soup
                  http://www.formerfatguyblog.com/2008/...

                  Turkey Jerky

                  * 2 pounds turkey breast
                  * 1/3 cup BRAGG Liquid Aminos +
                  * 2 tbsp. sorghum molasses
                  * 2 tbsp. protein powder (optional
                  )* 1 tsp. liquid smoke
                  * 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
                  * 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

                  Slice the turkey breast into 1/8th inch strips and soak/turn with 1/4 cup water mixed with 1 tbsp. lemon juice for two minutes. Drain excess liquid and lay strips flat in a large glass pan and set aside. Whisk all other ingredients in a bowl and pour over strips. Marinate in refrigerator for 2-4 hours (the longer, the more intense the flavor) turning and stirring several times. Following, gently place strips into food dehydrator and follow general unit instructions for turkey, typically about 14-18 hours, depending on your machine. Adjust the style/amount of pepper to taste

                  1. nofunlatte Aug 16, 2009 11:36 AM

                    I may be in the minority here, but I find that the Braggs Liquid Aminos to have a really vile taste. Does one need to acclimate to the taste? I bought a bottle of this stuff at my food co-op, since I saw it listed as an ingredient in many recipes. Wasn't sure what to expect, but I was unpleasantly surprised. Is there some recipe I should have tried that would have made me a convert?

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                      Val Aug 16, 2009 01:58 PM

                      I started out using it as a substitute for soy sauce...and loved it...have you used in in that way? And still found it horrid? No specific recipe that I would suggest except to try it in your next stir-fry, perhaps, for starters. I do also like it on my popcorn, though!

                      1. re: Val
                        nofunlatte Aug 16, 2009 02:42 PM

                        I might have to try the popcorn thing--I could start with just a little bit. I really want to like this stuff!

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