Teriyaki sauce can be purchased or made pretty easily at home. These days people are so busy with families, work and so on that they look for the most convenient ways to put dinner on the table. I love making everything from scratch but sometimes I find myself looking for the easy way out too. Today I didn’t, I took the time and made an easy homemade teriyaki sauce for a dish I am planning to make later this week. (Teriyaki glazed salmon recipe)
Teriyaki sauce can be thinner in consistency, which works well as a marinade or thicker which works well as glaze. The ingredients that go into this sauce automatically make it into a thinner teriyaki sauce but that can be adjusted by adding a cornstarch slurry. A cornstarch slurry is a little bit of water and cornstarch dissolved together and then added to a liquid in order to thicken it.
Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- ⅔ Cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
- 1 Cup soy sauce
- 4½ Tsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tsp sesame oil
- ⅓ Cup white sugar
- 4 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
- 1 Dash red pepper flakes
- Black pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil until all ingredients are incorporated. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in fridge in an air tight container.
Teriyaki sauce is salty, sweet, savoury and delicious! It’s so easy to make and one of the benefits of making it yourself are customizing the flavours to your own liking. My recipe is authentic and pretty basic, but sometimes that’s all you really need to make something taste so good.