Teriyaki Sauce is easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients. This flavorful sauce can be used to prepare your favorite meals.
Forget the bottled stuff, you can make this homemade teriyaki sauce in 10 minutes and it tastes AMAZING!
I often double the recipe when I make this sauce because it stays good for a long time in the refrigerator. It’s a great way to add flavor to a meal when you are in a hurry so having it on hand is nice.
There are many different ways to use this tasty sauce. I love making teriyaki chicken to serve over rice or noodles or using it for a stir-fry. This sauce also makes a great marinade for chicken, shrimp or salmon.
How to make teriyaki sauce:
- Start with adding soy sauce, water, minced garlic and ginger, brown sugar, honey and sesame oil to a medium size saucepan.
- Over medium heat, whisk the sauce for approximately 5 minutes.
- Slowly pour in a mixture of cornstarch and cold water to thicken up the sauce.
- Cook for and additional 3-4 minutes.
- If you don’t have fresh garlic and ginger you can substitute with 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.
- The sauce will last for 4-6 months if kept in the refrigerator.
More easy recipes:
- Kung Pao Chicken Skewers
- Chicken and Zoodles with peanut butter sauce
- Egg roll in a bowl
- Asian Beef and Rice Casserole
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoons minced ginger
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional)
In a medium sauce pan add soy sauce, water, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, honey and sesame oil. Stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water.
Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce pan and stir until the sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
Use for your favorite teriyaki dishes or as a marinade.