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01-07-2011, 10:15 AM
So I made this for the first time, followed the recipe except I can't get nama shoyu anywhere around where I live, so i'm forced to resort to tamari. Anyhow, once the "bacon" was finished, it was so strong and salty I wasn't able to eat it ... in fact i had to spit it out. Any suggestions?
01-07-2011, 10:28 AM
Here's one that Sweet Lips posted:
1 large eggplant, thinly sliced lengthwise
3/4 c. oil * I only used 1/4 cup oil
1 tsp. cayenne
2 Tbl. honey
4 Tbl. Ume Plum Vinegar
Marinate for 2 hours. Place on teflex sheets and dehydrate for 9 hours. Turn bacon over and dehydrate another 9 hours.
I make this sometimes, too... It's very good and you don't need any Nama Shoyu for it.
If you can order the Nama Shoyu, it's definitely worth getting! A good Substitute is Coconut Aminos, too (gluten free)!!!
01-07-2011, 10:42 AM
Thank you SOOOO MUCH Reneeh! The eggplant bacon sounded soo good and I was so excited about it, I will have to try this recipe you posted for sure! and thank you Sweet Lips for posting it as well!
01-07-2011, 10:55 AM
You're so welcome! Here's another good one that I use a lot of times:
§ 1 large Chinese eggplant peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise. (wide veggie-peelers work)
Marinate in a mixture of:
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
3 Tablespoons Ume Plum vinegar
2 Tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons cider
1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
Marinade for 2 or more hours. . . I like 6 or so. Spread them out on the teflex and dehydrate for 8 hours and then turn the "bacon" and dry another 8 hours.
This one is even better with the liquid smoke! I just use a few drops of it...strong stuff, but gooooood!!!! :)
01-09-2011, 02:15 PM
Be carefull of Liquid Smoke there is MSG in some brands !
01-09-2011, 04:24 PM
I almost always use half the amount of Nama Shoyu (or wheat-free tamari) that a recipe calls for, then substitute water for the other half. Or if a slight bit of sweetness won't hurt I prefer to use Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos.
My favorite eggplant bacon is teriyaki. Approximately equal amounts of Coconut Aminos, Coconut Nectar, Coconut Vinegar, olive oil, with a little garlic and ginger (fresh or powdered). It is usually gone before it is done drying. :)
01-09-2011, 05:34 PM
I use the wheatfree low sodium Tamari sauce and use less then is called for. Funny I have the bacon in the dehydrator right now.
01-09-2011, 09:03 PM
Me too! I can"t wait to try it in the morning!
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