Japanese Style Teriyaki Sauce


Japanese style teriyaki sauce/marinade that uses pineapple skins, apples and mirin.

close up on a bowl of Japanese style teriyaki sauce with a spoonful above
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 servings


  • 3 cups soy sauce

  • 1 ½ cups mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 1 orange, juiced

  • 6 ounces chopped fresh pineapple with skin

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

  • 4 tablespoons white sugar, divided


  1. In a saucepan, combine soy sauce, mirin, orange juice, pineapple, Granny Smith apple, garlic, ginger, and half of the sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Adjust sweetness to taste with remaining sugar.

    Ingredients for Japanese Style Teriyaki Sauce boiling in a pot

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  2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve; cool.

    Teriyaki sauce and ingredients for it strained in a sieve on the side

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
0g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3608mg 157%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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