Using the Japanese sake and mirin wines (available in most Asian markets), this teriyaki sauce recipe is simple and sweet. Use as a sauce or marinade for chicken, fish or other meat.

Kevin

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
0.5 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine soy sauce, sake, mirin and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Can be used immediately or cooled and refrigerated.

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Nutrition Facts

57 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 7.4g 2% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 901.9mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2003
This recipe is excellent. I needed a basting sauce so thickened it with 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water. It thickened to just the right consistency. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2007
I decided to try this sauce and was very dissapointed with the taste espcially after seeing the great ratings it received. Initially I followed the recipe to the letter except i used reduced sodium soy sauce and it was still way too salty! I ended up doctoring it up by adding quite a bit of water pineapple orange juice and sugar to cut the saltiness. As other reviewers suggested i also added pressed garlic and ginger for flavor. Thanks but I think i'll keeping looking. Read More
(19)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2003
This recipe is excellent. I needed a basting sauce so thickened it with 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water. It thickened to just the right consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2005
This is an excellent sauce. Easy & better than store bought. If you don't have sake use extra mirin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
Very easy and very tastey! The second time I made it I added a pressed clove of garlic and tablespoon of grated ginger to make it my own. It's great the way it is and easy to modify to suit your taste.***I have made this recipe so many times now. It is so quick and full of flavor. It's great for any recipe that calls for teriyaki sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2007
I hate when people rate a recipe when they have changed the recipe even slightly. Try the recipe first to the letter, then rate it. If you try a recipe and change it, AND dont like it... DONT rate it... This was excellent. To thicken it I used cornstarch and water. Go slow though, you dont want it too thick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2010
I must say living here in Hawaii I have never heard of a Teriyaki Sauce without fresh ginger and garlic! The recipe we use is 1:1 soy sauce and sugar (or splenda if you prefer). Grate the ginger and garlic to taste (more garlic than ginger) and add a splash of mirin. Cook until dissolved. We marinate chicken beef and even pork in this sauce and it is wonderful. Sesame seeds are often added as well. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2007
I decided to try this sauce and was very dissapointed with the taste espcially after seeing the great ratings it received. Initially I followed the recipe to the letter except i used reduced sodium soy sauce and it was still way too salty! I ended up doctoring it up by adding quite a bit of water pineapple orange juice and sugar to cut the saltiness. As other reviewers suggested i also added pressed garlic and ginger for flavor. Thanks but I think i'll keeping looking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2005
My husband is a diabetic so I made this recipe and subbed 1 T agave nectar ( a diabetic sugar substitute) for the sugar and it came out just fine. Thanks Kevin Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2006
Excellent! My husband cooked with this sauce...not only did it taste better than anything I tasted in a restaurant but he said it was very easy. He added corn starch/water mixture to thicken sauce and it was wonderful on steak. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2006
better than anything in the grocery store and a lot more versatile. a great base to make your own or simple enough for perfect teriyaki chicken. Read More
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