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 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:
1 tsp tamarind paste + 1 tsp soy sauce +1 tsp apple cider vinegar + dash of hot pepper sauce + small pinch cloves
OR> 1 tbsp HP sauce (thicker)
OR> 2 tsp soy sauce + 4 drops hot pepper sauce + 1/4 tsp lemon juice + 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
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.
Is Worcestershire sauce the same as A1 sauce? No, they are completely different products with different formulations. Both can be used as a condiment with meats or added with other ingredients to make a marinade.