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Simple Umami Sauce

This sauce is very simple to make, and goes well with sirloin steaks and other types of beef, as well as chicken and roasts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: msg, UMAMI
Servings: 20
Calories: 122kcal
Cost: $10


  • 2 tsp date syrup or date sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ¬†jarred tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ¬†fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp white miso paste blended with 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp blended peeled lemon
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar


  • Heat up the vegetable broth in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the molasses, tomato paste, black pepper and Date Syrup, and bring just to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove from the heat, and then stir in the miso mixture, blended lemon, and rice vinegar. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed.
  • Allow the sauce to cool before pouring it in a jar or a glass bottle.