14 Soy Sauce Recipes That Are Packed with Flavor

Crispy Scallops with Soy Dipping Sauce

These soy sauce recipes prove that you should always have the condiment on hand. Soy sauce can be used in a variety of ways, including marinades and dipping sauces. The condiment can often be high in sodium, so if that's a concern for you, look for a low-sodium version. Or if you're gluten-free, look for tamari instead. Recipes like Crispy Scallops with Soy Dipping Sauce and Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes are flavorful, healthy and make the most of a versatile ingredient.

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Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu


Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them--perfect tofu every time.

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Soy Sauce Eggs


Try this salty-sweet hard-boiled egg recipe as a swap for deviled eggs at your next party or as a midday snack. Or serve on top of your next ramen noodle bowl.

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Crispy Scallops with Soy Dipping Sauce


These crispy scallops are an addictive treat. Make it a Meal: Serve with brown rice and steamed broccolini.

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Soy-Glazed Sweet Potatoes


Sweet potatoes glazed in a savory-sweet combination of soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil makes a delectable side dish. If you don't eat them all at the first sitting, reheat in a nonstick skillet--they are even more delicious the second time around. (Adapted from Local Flavors, copyright 2002 by Deborah Madison. Reprinted with permission from Broadway Books.)

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce


Crisp on the outside and buttery-tender on the inside, these sweet and spicy soy sauce-marinated pork tenderloin medallions make for a delicious, healthful and elegant entree. Serve with snow peas, brown rice and Sour Mango Salad on the side.

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Honey-Soy-Ginger Glaze


Keep this super-simple, versatile glaze on hand and you will be able to elevate any type of grilled or roasted meat, poultry, seafood or vegetable to company fare. Wait until the food has 5 to 10 minutes left to cook before brushing with the glaze. Then turn often, brushing with glaze, to create a glossy crust.

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Sesame-Ginger Marinated Vegetables


Crisp vegetables get Asian flair in this easy marinated vegetable recipe. We use green beans, carrots and broccoli, but feel free to use 4 cups of whatever vegetables you have on hand. Serve as an appetizer or on top of your next bowl of ramen.

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Stir-Fried Japanese Eggplant with Garlic-Soy Sauce


If you like "eggplant in garlic sauce" from your favorite Chinese restaurant, this is the dish for you! It's spicy and slightly sweet, but not sticky-sweet like some restaurant versions tend to be. Keep some basic Asian condiments in your arsenal and you can easily and quickly pull off this garlic eggplant recipe at home! Also, because this whole dish comes together very fast, have everything ready to add to the pan before you start cooking.

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Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce


Tofu and vegetables get a dramatic lift from a spicy peanut sauce. Serve with a cucumber salad for a low-calorie, nutrient-packed vegetarian supper.

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Sautéed Broccoli with Peanut Sauce


Peanut butter, balanced with a little soy sauce and vinegar, makes a delicious and kid-friendly sauce for broccoli and other vegetables. Giving the broccoli a head start by steaming it before sautéing it with the other vegetables ensures that all the vegetables are nicely cooked at the same time.

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Broiled Salmon with Miso Glaze


Versatile miso (fermented soybean paste) keeps for months in the refrigerator and adds instant flavor to soups, sauces, dips, marinades and salad dressings. In general, the lighter the miso, the milder and sweeter its flavor. Light miso is the key to the wonderful flavor of this salmon.

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Sesame-Maple Roasted Tofu


This quick and healthy dinner pairs creamy tofu and crispy snap peas with a tahini-maple sauce. Make it a meal: Serve with udon noodles and Green Tea-Poached Pears for dessert.

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Elise's Sesame Noodles


Whole-wheat pasta bolsters fiber and nutrients in this popular Asian noodle salad. The recipe is from Annelise Stuart of Germantown, New York.

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Sesame Tamari Vinaigrette


The roasted-nut and citrus flavors of this easy dressing go well with Asian-style salads or meals; try drizzling it on grilled shrimp or chicken breast, too.

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