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Teriyaki Sauce – Easy Homemade!

One of my favorite sauces is Teriyaki sauce. The perfect blend of salty, sweet and garlicky! This homemade version is great to store in the fridge and use in your weeknight dinners.

teriyaki sauce in a jar

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Having homemade teriyaki sauce on hand can speed up a weeknight dinner. Simply cook your favorite protein, stir fry with some vegetables and add a few spoons of the sauce. Serve with rice or noodles and you have a quick dinner or meal prepped lunch!

You can have restaurant quality meals at home with this easy recipe that only takes 15 minutes! Skip the store bought version and try this homemade recipe. You won’t be disappointed.

What is in this Sauce?

ingredients to make teriyaki sauce

How to make Teriyaki Sauce

Full Printable Recipe Below

1 In a small sauce pot mix together the water and cornstarch. Whisk or stir with a fork until smooth.

2 Add all remaining ingredients to the sauce pot and stir to combine.

3 Cook on medium heat until the mixture begins to boil and thicken.

4 Cook for 5-10 minutes until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

5 Cool and store in an air tight jar in the fridge for up to 7 days and use in your favorite recipes.

teriyaki sauce in a pot

Recipes

Try this with some of my favorite recipes:

  • Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables – one of the easiest and most delicious 20 minute one pan meals! Tender salmon baked in sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce. Baked in a sheet pan with cauliflower, broccoli and red peppers for a quick dinner.
  • Teriyaki Chicken – perfectly seasoned tender chicken served over stir fried vegetables in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. This quick dinner has become one of my families most requested meals.

Enjoy!

– Sab

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teriyaki sauce in a jar

Teriyaki Sauce

This teriyaki sauce is a great make ahead sauce to keep in the fridge for meal prep.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium or regular
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon Mirin, see notes below

Instructions
 

  • In a small sauce pot mix together the water and cornstarch. Whisk or stir with a fork until smooth.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the sauce pot and stir to combine.
  • Cook on medium heat until the mixture begins to boil and thicken.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Cool and store in an air tight jar in the fridge for up to 7 days and use in your favorite recipes.

Notes

Mirin is a Japanese sweet rice wine that adds a mild acidity to a recipe. It is similar to sake, but lower in sugar and alcohol. It provides a umami flavor to savory dishes. You can substitute the 3 tablespoons of mirin in this recipe with 3 tablespoons of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of white sugar.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4595mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 1gSugar: 57gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 2mg
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