How to Make Teriyaki sauce

How to Make Teriyaki sauce - 1 9
  • 120g soy sauce
  • 120g mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 60g sugar
  • 30g sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
Per serving
Calories: 250 kcal
Proteins: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 65 g
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  • In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, sake, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until it thickens slightly and becomes glossy. Stir occasionally to prevent the sauce from burning.
  • Once the sauce has reached the desired consistency, remove it from the heat and let it cool.
  • Transfer the teriyaki sauce to a sterilized bottle or jar for storage.

Teriyaki sauce is commonly used as a glaze or marinade for grilled or pan-fried meats, such as chicken, beef, or salmon. It can also be used as a dipping sauce for various appetizers and stir-fried dishes. Additionally, teriyaki sauce can be drizzled over steamed vegetables or used as a flavor enhancer in stir-fries and noodle dishes.

Teriyaki sauce is a versatile and flavorful Japanese sauce that adds a sweet and savory touch to dishes. It combines the umami-rich flavors of soy sauce with the sweetness of mirin and sugar, along with the aromatic notes of garlic and ginger. The sauce is known for its glossy appearance and sticky texture, making it perfect for glazing meats and adding a delicious coating. It’s a popular choice for both home cooks and professional chefs due to its simplicity and ability to enhance the flavors of various dishes.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Teriyaki sauce is believed to have originated in Japan and is commonly associated with Japanese cuisine.
  2. The word “teriyaki” comes from the Japanese words “teri” meaning glossy or shiny, and “yaki” meaning grilled or broiled.
  3. Traditional teriyaki sauce is made with soy sauce, mirin, and sugar, but there are variations that may include additional ingredients such as sake, ginger, or garlic.
  4. The sauce is known for its sweet and savory flavor profile, with a balance of saltiness from the soy sauce and sweetness from the sugar and mirin.
  5. Teriyaki sauce can be used as a marinade, glaze, or dipping sauce for a wide range of meats, seafood, and vegetables.
  6. It has gained popularity worldwide and is often used in fusion dishes and as a flavoring in various cuisines beyond Japanese cuisine.
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