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How Do I Make Teriyaki Sauce?

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How Do I Make Teriyaki Sauce?

Teriyaki is a classic Japanese sauce everyone needs to master. The blend of sweetness and umami is irresistible when paired with poultry, seafood, meat, tofu and an assortment of vegetables. Whether you are looking to make a stir fry at home or glaze your meats with a delectable sauce, you can't go wrong with these easy teriyaki sauce recipes

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe: The Ingredients

Teriyaki sauce is a flavorful blend of soy sauce, sugar, rice wine and mirin. Some recipes also call for honey, ginger and/or garlic for extra oomph. The ingredients are brought to a boil then simmered until thickened. Some cooks prefer to thicken teriyaki sauce by using a mixture of cornstarch and water, also known as a slurry. 

How To Make Teriyaki Sauce: Two Ways

Here is a great video from Just One Cookbook that shows you how to make teriyaki sauce from scratch using just soy sauce, sugar, rice wine and mirin:

This alternative teriyaki sauce recipe features soy sauce, sake, mirin, brown sugar and peppercorns. It is thickened with a slurry. 

Cooking with Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki Pork with Baby Corn and Kale

You'll love the seared pork served with sweet and tender baby corn and kale in this stellar recipe.

Teriyaki Salmon with Pak Choi

Teriyaki salmon is a classic takeout recipe, why not try this homemade version with tasty pak choi?

Discover how to use mirin: an essential Japanese ingredient.

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