In addition to his duties as Associate Artistic Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Tim is head chef for staff BBQ's. The secret to his magic is a sweet teriyaki that is a wonderful marinade and basting sauce. Use for everything from salmon to chicken to eggplant. It even works for tofu. This recipe makes enough for a whole salmon.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 cups
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, combine ginger, garlic, and 1 cup vermouth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until ginger and garlic are tender.

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  • Stir in remaining vermouth, soy sauce, honey, and oyster sauce. Bring to a low boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes to 1 hour; longer is better, but 15 minutes will do in a pinch. Watch carefully to be sure that the mixture does not foam and boil over.

  • Remove marinade from heat, and taste. The sauce should be sweet, not salty. If necessary, add up to 1 more cup of honey. Cool to room temperature. Marinade can be refrigerated for 4 to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 50.9g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 8360.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent Marinade. I used 1/4 cup of honey to make it sweeter and it came out very close to the teriyaki marinades that excellent steak restaurants use. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2007
Even using a low sodium soy sauce the marinade was very very salty. I ran out of honey and had to use sugar and pineapple juice still very salty. Don't think I'll try this recipe again but if I do will significantly reduce the soy sauce. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent Marinade. I used 1/4 cup of honey to make it sweeter and it came out very close to the teriyaki marinades that excellent steak restaurants use. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Good but I have had better. Will make it again Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2004
Especially good on salmon and we did try it on tofu. It was excellant for both. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I was very impressed! My steaks marinated a day longer than planned and they melted in our mouths!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
a very good sauce for seafood beef pork and chicken Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2015
This marinade was so good! I used mine for chicken and it turned out great. It was sort of a last minute decision so the wings only marinated for about 2 1/2 hours but they still turned out super delicious. I followed the recipe as is but I used 3 cups of soy sauce instead of 5 and used some pineapple juice to compensate for it. Will be using this recipe again in the future for sure. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2007
Even using a low sodium soy sauce the marinade was very very salty. I ran out of honey and had to use sugar and pineapple juice still very salty. Don't think I'll try this recipe again but if I do will significantly reduce the soy sauce. Read More
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