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Bowl of homemade teriyaki sauce with a spoon lifting out of it.

How to Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 1 1/2 cups
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Description

How to Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce – never buy store-bought teriyaki sauce again! A simple and delicious homemade teriyaki sauce tutorial!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/21 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Slurry: 2 tablespoon cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan whisk together water, sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.
  2. Whisk together slurry in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Bring ingredients in saucepan to a simmer.
  4. Add slurry to saucepan; whisk to combine.
  5. Whisk slowly but continuously while bringing sauce to a simmer.
  6. After a few minutes of simmering, sauce will start to thicken.
  7. Remove when it reaches your desired thickness – remember it will thicken more as it cools slightly.
  8. Use immediately or refrigerate for later use – we love using it on our Teriyaki Salmon.

Notes

  • Flavor: if you want a stronger-tasting sauce simply add an additional tablespoon of brown sugar or another tablespoon of soy sauce. You do want a fairly strong sauce, as it will mellow out once it is on your main dish.
  • Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.