Get your

inspiration 

from 

EsmeSalon Recipes

Get access to 1000+ homemade tried and tested recipes by home chefs

By subscribing, I agree to receive a newsletter, exclusive content and free gifts, and declare that I have read the privacy policy and terms and conditions.

Best Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

Please Spread the love, Sharing is Caring!

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.


Calling all food enthusiasts! We’ve just perfected our recipe for Homemade Worcestershire Sauce and we can’t wait for you to try it! This tangy, savory sauce is the secret ingredient your dishes have been missing. Stay tuned for the recipe and step-by-step guide. Don’t forget to like, share, and comment!

Worcestershire sauce, also called Worcester sauce, is a fermented liquid condiment invented by the pharmacists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England, during the first half of the 19th century. The inventors went on to form the company Lea & Perrins.

The secret ingredient your kitchen didn’t know it needed
Print

Best Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

an image of a glass bottle filled with Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

Looking for an easy and tasty way to elevate your dishes? Try our homemade Worcestershire Sauce! Made from scratch using natural and high-quality ingredients, this sauce is sure to add a punch of flavor to your meals. Perfect for marinades, dressings, and even as a cocktail mixer.

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Resting Time: 7 days
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 168 hours 55 minutes
  • Yield: 750 ml (3 x 250ml bottles) 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: South African

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 1-inch fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 small lemon
  • 5 finely chopped anchovies
  • 1 tbsp of the oil from the anchovies container
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cup malt vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup tamarind paste
  • 1 tbsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh grind black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the raisins into a container and boil your water, then pour it over the raisins to soften.
  2. Chop the onion, garlic, and anchovies.
  3. Grate the ginger and the zest of the lemon.

  4. When the raisins are softened, add them to a blender with half the water, then add the chopped onions, garlic, grated ginger, and lemon zest and blend until smooth.
  5. In a medium saucepan, add the anchovies oil and the anchovies, heat it, and cook until fragrant, then add the rest of the water, vinegar, sugar, molasses, tomato paste, tamarind paste, and dry spices.
  6. Bring it to a simmer and then add the content from the blender and let it simmer for about 15 min stirring regularly.

  7. Remove from heat and let it cool somewhat then test if the salt content versus the vinegar is balanced, must not be too sour. You can adjust it to your liking.
  8. Pour through a strainer and if the content is too thick, add a little more boiling water and stir it in well.
  9. Pour into bottles and use as needed, it takes about a week to mature, and only then you will have the true taste of your homemade Worcestershire Sauce.

  10. Discard the solids in the strainer or use them in your cooking.

Notes

Prepared, tried, and tested Edward from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5 ml
  • Calories: 10
  • Sugar: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 35.8 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.8 mg

Tried this recipe?

Give us a shout at _esmesalon on Instagram

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

We shared and linked this post to #ANYTHINGGOES LINKY 400

Best Worcestershire Sauce Substitute: A Genius Hack!

Soy sauce, ketchup, and white wine vinegar. The best Worcestershire sauce substitute. A combination of soy sauce, ketchup, and white wine vinegar! This combination is a mix of pantry ingredients that tastes oddly like the real thing.

an image of a glass bottle filled with Homemade Worcestershire Sauce
Homemade Worcestershire Sauce because great cooking deserves great flavour.

We have shared and linked up with Homestead Blog Hop.

Copyright © 2024 esmesalon.com – All rights reserved.

  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please contact me should you wish to discuss it further.

MISSION STATEMENT

My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog. You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time.

10 thoughts on “Best Homemade Worcestershire Sauce”

  1. Oh I need to give this a shot. I love to make my own sauces, but I’ve never thought to make this particular sauce, which I use on a regular basis! I hope I am able to locate all of the ingredients.

    Reply
    • Hi Estelle, I also hope you get the ingredients in your area, otherwise I am sure that you will be able to get something similar to substitute and still make it. Enjoy it

      Reply
  2. Wow! I had no idea you could make your own. (And it’s no wonder, looking at the ingredient list, that I like worcestershire sauce–I love molasses!) 🙂 Thank you for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #13 linkup. Hope to see you there again next week!

    Reply
    • Thanks for stopping in here Jennifer. Hope you see my note now, but I am not sure why and what I am missing, but I do not see a way to leave a comment on your linkup? Do you have it set up for comments or not?

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star