It happened one too many times. I needed teriyaki sauce for a recipe and thought I had some on hand only to find – after all the other ingredients had already been prepped – that there wasn’t any. No doubt you can relate to this scenario, whether it’s teriyaki sauce or some other condiment like tahini paste or black bean sauce. So I whipped up my own…and have never touched store-bought teriyaki sauce since.
Trust me, after making this, you won’t either. Quick and easy to make, this homemade teriyaki sauce recipe is as versatile as it is delicious. Use it as a marinade for beef, chicken, fish and seafood, as a glaze, for barbecuing, in Asian salad dressings, in noodle dishes and stir-fries.
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Let’s get started!
Making this homemade teriyaki sauce is a simple two-step process. 1) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and 2) bring it to a simmer in a small saucepan.
Enjoy this fantastic best homemade teriyaki sauce in the dish of your choice!
Note: If you prefer a sweeter teriyaki sauce, simply add another tablespoon or so of brown sugar. The sauce will become thicker as it cools. If you’re using it as a marinade, you can leave the cornstarch out altogether or reduce it by half. Adjust the amount of thickening according the purpose you’re using the sauce for.
The best homemade teriyaki sauce recipe EVER! You'll never get store-bought again!
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine, similar to sake but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. If you don't have mirin, you can use sherry with a pinch of sugar added to it.