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What's a good substitute for molasses in cooking?

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Created July 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I'm trying to make pad thai and need something that tastes similar to molasses, but without all the sugar. Any ideas?

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Thanks, that's certainly worth exploring. I'll give it some though and see.

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Yeah, that's not the question I asked. I have a recipe, I'm looking for something to make it taste like pad thai.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molasses. Molasses isn't paleo otherwise it would be a good choice. I may just use some though to get the flavor.

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That's actually the recipe I used. It's fine, but doesn't taste like Pad Thai.

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on July 25, 2011
at 08:54 PM

I would use a blended date or another dried fruit that is sweet without tartness. Alternately, you could use a tart dried fruit (like apricot) and omit the tamarind.

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on July 27, 2011
at 01:10 AM

Thanks, that's certainly worth exploring. I'll give it some though and see.

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on July 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

Do you have a good grocery store by you? I use coconut vinegar and Red Boat Fish Sauce - ingredients are just anchovy and sea salt, with lots of lime and sometimes will hit with some coconut aminos - tastes like soy sauce. Sounds weird but the last time I tried to make something similar I used finely chopped up cauliflower and it was kind of like a pad thai fried rice :) For the sweet - coconut sugar or maybe date sugar. I like @lunabelle's suggestions as well! Good luck!

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on July 25, 2011
at 08:54 PM

google paleo pad thai, there are a bunch of recipes that come up.

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on July 27, 2011
at 01:09 AM

Yeah, that's not the question I asked. I have a recipe, I'm looking for something to make it taste like pad thai.

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on July 25, 2011
at 08:52 PM

I've never used molases in my pad thai, here's a recipe, perhaps you'll find an idea: http://www.health-bent.com/proteins/pad-thai

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on July 27, 2011
at 01:02 AM

That's actually the recipe I used. It's fine, but doesn't taste like Pad Thai.

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on July 25, 2011
at 08:51 PM

what is the taste of malases. Isnt good organic malases not a good choice?! i heard some good things on molases.

you can at smoked bacon to it. or maybe fishsauce.

or maybe honey some dark honey with herb flavour. or what about some fried fruits. or dates or figs. or dried figs?

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on July 27, 2011
at 01:08 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molasses. Molasses isn't paleo otherwise it would be a good choice. I may just use some though to get the flavor.

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