Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Using pantry ingredients you can have this homemade Teriyaki Sauce done in under 10 minutes. This easy sauce it is way better than any store-bought Teriyaki Sauce! Perfect for using as a marinade or a stir-fry sauce.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
If you are looking for the best teriyaki sauce recipe you are in luck and have found it! Made with pantry staples this homemade teriyaki sauce recipe can save the day! The first time I made my own sauce was after I had gone to a Japanese restaurant and then wanted to recreate a stir-fry dish I had there. When I used the grocery store teriyaki sauce I had on hand it just was not giving me the flavors that I wanted.
In my house, that means finding a way to make the flavors I want and in this case making my own teriyaki sauce. This recipe is great because it uses simple ingredients that most people will already have in their pantries.
If you have never made a homemade sauce or condiment you are in for a real treat, but i will warn you it will make you want to skip buying the premade stuff at the store. Homemade condiments are one of the easiest things to make. I love making homemade salad dressing and seasonings not only because they are so easy but because they taste so much better than store bought. One of my favorites is making Homemade Teriyaki Sauce.
Nothing beats a Homemade Teriyaki Sauce, you can try to find a bottle that is just as good in the store, but if you are like me then you won’t be able to. I love the flavors of Teriyaki Sauce that you get in a restaurant and have never been able to find it in a bottle and so that meant making my own.
I love using this homemade teriyaki sauce to make teriyaki chicken but there are so many uses for this easy recipe.
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Why make it at home?
There are many reasons to make your own condiments at home, my biggest is that they taste better then store bought.
Making your own teriyaki sauce means you know what ingredients are in it, this recipe is made with basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
If you are in the middle of making dinner and realize you do not have any teriyaki sauce on hand, this simple recipe takes just 10 minutes to make and you can skip having to run out to the store.
What is Teriyaki Sauce?
Teriyaki sauce is popular sauce around the world. Teriyaki sauce is a Japanese cuisine sauce that has a savory-salty-sweet flavor that can be used for dressings, marinades and more! This easy teriyaki sauce recipe has all the flavors that you love in a store bought sauce but oh so much better! Teriyaki sauce has this great salty sweet flavor that goes well with so many things like noodles, chicken, beef, or pork, and this Teriyaki Sauce recipe is so much better than anything you will find in a bottle!
What is the best Soy Sauce to use?
You want to use a Japanese soy sauce for the best flavors when making your own homemade teriyaki sauce recipe. You want to avoid using low sodium soy sauce or low salt soy sauce.
How do I make my Teriyaki Sauce thicker?
It is so easy to make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce and changing the thickness to what you desire is done just by changing the cook time! The great thing about this recipe is that if you want to have a thinner sauce you can lesson the cook time, if you want a thicker sauce cook it longer. If you are wanting a really thin sauce to use when marinating meats then i suggest leaving out the cornstarch mixture.
How long does homemade Teriyaki Sauce last?
This easy homemade teriyaki sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks as long as it is stored in an airtight container. I like using a mason jar with a lid to store mine but you can also use a plastic container.
What is the difference between Teriyaki Sauce and Teriyaki Marinade?
Teriyaki marinade is used with uncooked meats that you want to absorb the flavors. Teriyaki sauce is while you are cooking or when you are done cooking to flavor meat, noodles, rice, and veggies.
What is the difference between Soy Sauce and Teriyaki Sauce?
Soy sauce is an ingredient used in Teriyaki Sauce. Soy sauce is a thin salty liquid while Teriyaki Sauce is a thick sauce that is a thick sauce that is sweet with a little bit of salty flavor.
Can I use this to Marinate Meat?
If you are planning on using this teriyaki sauce as a marinade then you will want to keep it thinner and skip the addition of the slurry when you are cooking. Just allow the mixture to cool completely and then store it in the fridge in an air-tight container.
How do you use Homemade Teriyaki sauce?
It is also great for marinating meat. If you are going to make grilled chicken breasts, grilled salmon or grilled shrimp letting the meat and seafood marinate in teriyaki sauce before grilling will give it amazing flavor. I do suggest if you want to have a marinade that you skip adding the slurry to the teriyaki sauce mixture so you have a thinner teriyaki marinade.
Anytime you are making stir fry recipes this is the perfect teriyaki recipe to use.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients
- brown sugar. you can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar.
- regular soy sauce. You do not want to use low sodium soy sauce or low-salt soy sauce.
- honey. Use real honey, it is very important to use real honey when making this recipe.
- fresh garlic. Grate the cloves of garlic before getting started cooking.
- ground ginger. You can use fresh ginger and ground it yourself of use store bought ground ginger.
- corn starch.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Directions
In a medium sauce pan whisk together 1 cup of water, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger.
Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
While bringing the the sauce to a boil in a small bowl whisk together 1/3 cup water and cornstarch to create a slurry.
Once the sauce mixture on the stove is boiling slowly add the cornstarch and water mixture and mix well.
Bring the sauce back to a boil, continue cooking the sauce until you have reached the thickness that you desire.
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- In a medium sauce pan whisk together the water, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.
- Place it over medium high heat and bring it to a boil.
- Meanwhile stir together the second water and cornstarch to create a slurry.
- Slowly stir in the cornstarch to the sauce pan and bring it back up to a boil.
- Cook until the sauce has reached the consistency you desire.