Teriyaki is a sweet & savory sauce commonly used in Asian cooking. Most teriyaki that you’ve probably had, is processed with unhealthy ingredients from the store or restaurants. They use those ‘bad’ ingredients because it appeals to people and it’s cheaper when making in huge bulk. It’s like McDonalds, people like it and eat it, but is it really that good for you? Well I’m going to share a ‘from scratch’ teriyaki sauce that I made thats delicious, healthy, and easy with few ingredients.
- Soy Sauce
- Ginger – ground
- Brown Sugar
- Peanut Oil
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Sriracha (Optional)
- Green Onions – chopped (Optional)
I don’t have any measurements for my recipes, because when I cook, I only measure by relative flavor. I will however, give you relative ratios. That way you have a general idea. But the exact amount is all based on personal preference. The three main ingredients that you can’t do without are: Soy Sauce, Ginger, and Brown Sugar.
- Start off by adding Soy Sauce. The amount you use is based on the amount of sauce you want. Soy sauce will be the main part of it.
- Next add ground Ginger. This will add the savory-ness to the sauce. Add a decent amount but add by personal preference.
- Brown Sugar is what gives the sauce its unique sweetness. It all depends how sweet or savory you want it.
- Next add some Honey. This not only sweetens it, but add some thickness. This turns it from a runny liquid to a light syrup. It should be around an equal amount of ginger to honey.
- Next add the Garlic powder & Onion powder. If you want to use minced instead of powder, thats perfectly fine. Add your desired amount.
- Now add the Peanut Oil so there is a thin layer of oil. This will act as a bonding agent as well as for frying in a hot wok. If added to rice, the oil lightly coats it so the sauce doesn’t absorb into the rice so much.
- Now if you like your Teriyaki spicy, Sriracha is it. Its hot chili sauce with lots of flavor. Even if you don’t like spicy, I recommend adding a little bit just for the flavor.
- Lastly add some chopped Green Onions. This adds some color as well as great flavor.
- To make it truly Teriyaki Sauce, lightly pan fry it until it thickens up to more of a syrup.
- Add & Serve!
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