Make this Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe for a flavorful sauce or marinade. Homemade Teriyaki is simple to make and tastes so much better than the store bought sauce. Plus you can make it as sweet or spicy as you like.
Easy Teriyaki Sauce Made At Home
Teriyaki Sauce is a one of a kind flavor that can work with a wide variety of dishes. Once I made teriyaki sauce at home I discovered how much I love it. Apparently I’m just not a fan of store bought teriyaki.
Even better is how quick and easy making teriyaki at home is.
What Is Teriyaki Sauce Made Of
Basic teriyaki sauce consists of soy sauce, sake or mirin, ginger and sugar. This recipe is a bit different because I swap rice wine vinegar for the sake. We are also adding garlic and toasted sesame oil.
As always, feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your tastes.
Ingredients Needed For Teriyaki Sauce (screenshot for grocery list)
- Fresh Ginger
- Soy Sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Rice Vinegar
- Toasted Sesame Oil
- Chili Paste
How To Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- Heat oil over medium/high in small sauce pot. Add garlic and ginger, sauté 1-2 minutes.
- Add soy sauce, sugar and vinegar. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Mix cornstarch and water until smooth.
- Add sesame oil, cornstarch/water mixture and chili paste.
- Simmer 3-5 more minutes or until desired thickness. Sauce will thicken more once cooled.
How Long Does Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Last
Your teriyaki sauce will easily last 2 weeks on the refrigerator. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
What Does Teriyaki Taste Like
Teriyaki is a salty, sweet and sometimes spicy depending how you make it.
The soy sauce base will bring the saltiness. Sugar balances the salty with sweet, use even more brown sugar than this recipe calls for if you prefer a sweeter sauce. The spiciness is from the fresh ginger and chili paste if you decide to use it. The spicy ingredients can be omitted for a mild teriyaki sauce.
What Do You Make With Teriyaki Sauce
This teriyaki sauce is great with chicken, pork, seafood, beef and veggies. I don’t eat a lot of tofu but I imagine it is great with that as well.
I have some teriyaki recipes coming soon.
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Use more brown sugar if you prefer a sweeter sauce. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1794mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 0gSugar 17gProtein 3g
Use more brown sugar if you prefer a sweeter sauce.
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