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Teriyaki Sauce

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Teriyaki Sauce
Many kinds of bottled teriyaki sauce are sold at grocery stores, but basic sauce is easy to make at home with a few ingredients. The key ingredient is mirin which adds luster to ingredients when cooking with the sauce.


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 2 Tbsp sugar


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir the mixture well. Put it on medium heat and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for a couple minutes. Stop the heat and cool the mixture.

*If you don't have mirin, you can substitute sake and sugar for mirin. The ratio of sake to sugar is 3 to 1. Adjust the amount of sugar, depending on your preference.

User Reviews

 5 out of 5
Easy and delicious!, Member Boingercat

I decided to make a Japanese zucchini and onion dish tonight, and when I realized I didn't have teriyaki sauce, I started searching the internet for a recipe. I have to confess that in spite of the great reviews for this sauce, I was skeptical that it would taste significantly different than straight soy sauce, given the short list of ingredients. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised! The teriyaki sauce was fantastic as is, and I would not add the ingredients recommended by other reviewers (e.g., garlic, red pepper flakes), at least if using the sauce for Japanese cooking. Garlic is not typical in Japanese cooking, for example, and will ruin the authenticity of the dish. Highly recommend this recipe!

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