Worcestershire sauce is a dark-colored condiment made from a variety of ingredients including garlic, soy sauce, tamarind, onions, molasses, lime, anchovies as well as seasonings. This is a very popular condiment in the U.S., but it actually originated in India by the English. An interesting historical note: The sauce was Imported in 1839 by New York businessman John Duncan, Lea & Perrins® is the oldest commercially bottled condiment in the U.S.
If you don't have Worcestershire sauce, you can select one of these substitutes. Per 1 tablespoon (15ml) needed use:
This is a common ingredient and is available in most supermarkets with Lea and Perrins being the most widely sold brand in the U.S.
It can also be purchased online at Walmart.com, Jet.com, and Amazon.com: Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Check health food stores for a vegetarian version that does not use anchovies. Organic & Vegan Worcestershire Sauce.
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Is Worcestershire sauce the same as A1 sauce? No, they are entirely different products with different formulations. Both can be used as a condiment with meats or added with other ingredients to make a marinade.