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Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade


30 min

Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade Photo 1


Bbq sauce


30 min


8 persons




4.00 rating-star (307)


Author: Victoria Bailey
I received this recipe from a Japanese woman and it's the best teriyaki sauce I have ever had.


  • mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine): 0.66667 cup
  • soy sauce: 1 cup
  • rice vinegar: 4.5 tsp
  • sesame oil: 1 tsp
  • white sugar: 0.33333 cup
  • garlic, minced: 7 clove
  • minced fresh ginger: 1 Tbsp
  • red pepper flakes: 1 dash
  • black pepper to taste: 0 piece

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Stages of cooking

  1. Bring mirin to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour in soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar. Season with garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, and black pepper; simmer an additional 5 minutes. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
    Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade Photo 2

History of Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade Teriyaki sauce is a popular Japanese sauce consisting of soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and other ingredients. The word "teriyaki" refers to a cooking method where meat or fish is grilled or broiled with a sweet and savory sauce. The origin of teriyaki sauce can be traced back to the Edo period in Japan (1603-1868), where cooks used a similar sauce called "tare" to flavor grilled eel. Today, teriyaki sauce and marinade have become popular worldwide, and people use them in a wide variety of dishes.

Tips and Tricks for Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade Recipe

  • Use mirin, soy sauce, and rice vinegar that are of good quality to ensure a rich and authentic flavor.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the sauce to your preference by adding more or less sugar.
  • For a richer flavor, marinate meat or fish in the sauce for at least 30 minutes before grilling or broiling.
  • Don't overcook the sauce or it may become too thick and sticky. Simmer the sauce for around 5 minutes after adding all the ingredients.

Tips for Presenting the Dish

  • Serve teriyaki sauce and marinade with grilled meat or fish, or use it as a glaze for roasted vegetables or tofu.
  • Garnish the dish with sliced green onions, sesame seeds, or chopped cilantro to add color and texture.
  • Serve the dish with steamed rice or noodles to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • Use a small bowl for dipping if serving as a condiment, or drizzle the sauce over the dish for a more elegant presentation.

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