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Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
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Teriyaki Sauce

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"Using the Japanese sake and mirin wines (available in most Asian markets), this teriyaki sauce recipe is simple and sweet. Use as a sauce or marinade for chicken, fish or other meat."

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Original recipe makes 0.5 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine soy sauce, sake, mirin and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Can be used immediately or cooled and refrigerated.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 27, 2003

This recipe is excellent. I needed a basting sauce so thickened it with 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water. It thickened to just the right consistency.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2007

I decided to try this sauce and was very dissapointed with the taste espcially after seeing the great ratings it received. Initially I followed the recipe to the letter except i used reduced sodium soy sauce and it was still way too salty! I ended up doctoring it up by adding quite a bit of water,pineapple orange juice, and sugar to cut the saltiness. As other reviewers suggested i also added pressed garlic and ginger for flavor. Thanks but I think i'll keeping looking.

Aug 22, 2005

This is an excellent sauce. Easy & better than store bought. If you don't have sake use extra mirin.

Jan 18, 2007

Very easy and very tastey! The second time I made it I added a pressed clove of garlic and tablespoon of grated ginger to make it my own. It's great the way it is and easy to modify to suit your taste.***I have made this recipe so many times now. It is so quick and full of flavor. It's great for any recipe that calls for teriyaki sauce.

Sep 23, 2007

I hate when people rate a recipe when they have changed the recipe even slightly. Try the recipe first to the letter, then rate it. If you try a recipe and change it, AND dont like it... DONT rate it... This was excellent. To thicken it I used cornstarch and water. Go slow though, you dont want it too thick!

Nov 30, 2010

I must say, living here in Hawaii, I have never heard of a Teriyaki Sauce without fresh ginger and garlic! The recipe we use is 1:1 soy sauce and sugar (or splenda if you prefer). Grate the ginger and garlic to taste (more garlic than ginger) and add a splash of mirin. Cook until dissolved. We marinate chicken, beef and even pork in this sauce and it is wonderful. Sesame seeds are often added as well.

Feb 07, 2005

My husband is a diabetic so I made this recipe and subbed 1 T agave nectar ( a diabetic sugar substitute) for the sugar and it came out just fine. Thanks, Kevin

Dec 04, 2006

Excellent! My husband cooked with this sauce...not only did it taste better than anything I tasted in a restaurant but he said it was very easy. He added corn starch/water mixture to thicken sauce and it was wonderful on steak.


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  • Calories
  • 57 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 902 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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