Teriyaki Sauce

Total Time:
10 min
5 min
5 min

1 cup

  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sweet rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Combine ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.


To make glaze: Mix 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. Heat sauce on medium high heat and add cornstarch water mixture. Simmer until thickened.

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    This was amazing! I didn't have minced ginger so I used 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger in it's place. I love this and will NOT purchase teriyaki sauce again!
    I did this as a marinade for a piece of salmon for me, and a couple of chicken thighs for the hubby, who hates fish. My modifications: I didn't use any sugar, but I used 2 tablespoons of agave nectar and a tablespoon of honey. Also I added a tablespoon of jarred minced garlic/ginger, and a teaapoon of garlic/chili sauce. I was going to oven bake the food, but hubby BBQ'd them instead and we were both well pleased!
    Excellent! We used the sauce on scallops, pineapple, bacon and green onions as an appetizer.
    WAY too salty! Yes, I used Lea & Perrin's soy sauce, the gold standard. It still came out mouth-puckering salty.
    Lea&Perrin's is Worcestershire, not soy. So, um, there's your problem.
    I'm absolutely DYING from the ineptitude.
    Excellent sauce?my kids really enjoyed.
    Excellent, fast, tasty!
    Rather than fresh ginger, I used a little less than a 1/2t of powdered ginger & simply crushed 5 small cloves of garlic. I didn't have any rice wine either - so I added a splash of agave nectar. 
    I think the agave nectar made it a little too sweet, next time I won't sub. BUT IT'S AWESOME!!! Super easy & fast!!!!
    I added a little bit of honey, it tastes great, my family loves it, they can't wait to try on the chicken wings.
    Great simple sauce to make for dipping, stir fry, etc.
    Amazing! I've used this sauce as a dipping sauce, and it became a popular hit with the family with chicken burgers! I think this sauce would also be great to make a simple teriyaki chicken dish. This sauce is easy to make, has minimal ingredients and tastes wonderful!
    When I want to make a scrumptious dinner for the family, i go here, because this is the best teriyaki sauce (aside from restaurant-made I have ever tasted! Compliments to the maker!
    Over the years I have been trying different teriyaki sauce recipe and this one is the best by far. 
    This recipe is excellent. I make my own sweet rice wine (1/2 cup raw sugar + 1/2 sake wine So much better and no hight fructose corn syrup. :
    sooo much better than the store bought stuff....starting with a quality soy sauce and fresh spices. I didn't have rice wine/used sherry
    This is great! Great basic recipe and very tasty. It's so basic that it's very easy to adjust according to what you are cooking. Tonight I made salmon fillets but I think this can easily be adapted to beef, such as a London Broil by adding some onions, more garlic and couple dashes of sesame oil then using about a 1/4 of the mixture before reducing as a marinade. For the salmon tonight, I added a few dashes Worcestershire, dash of red pepper flakes then served it topped with a little toasted sesame seeds. Side dish was lightly steamed string beans with a little drizzle of the sauce and seeds with rice. Wonderful. Everyone enjoyed it.
    Okay recipe. The sauce was a little thin for chicken wings, which is what I used it for. My suggestion would be to eliminate the water and go slightly heavier on the ginger, and a little more brown sugar or regular sugar to get a nice thick and sweet teriyaki sauce for chicken wings.
    you need a glaze if that's the consistency you are looking for. In that case, follow the recipe that they posted under the sauce recipe...all you need to do is add 1/2 TBS cornstarch and 1TBS of water to your mixture and bring it to a simmer until thickened to your liking, then turn off and serve.
    I really enjoy this recipe a lot. I'm not a fan of ginger, but I used everything else.
    Used this recipe on my chicken wings last night and it turned out GREAT. The best part of the recipe is that it contains most things you will already have on hand. I did not have the rice wine, but I read the comments and found that apple cider vinegar was a good substitute, and it was. I can also see where you can add ingredients to make it more personal, like adding honey, crushed red pepper flakes, tabasco, or even molasses. It's a really good recipe and all my wings were gone in 5 minutes. Will make again.
    I used grounded ginger spice and it overpowered it haha......be careful!!!
    This was exactly what I was looking for. A Teriyaki Sauce recipe I could make using things I already have at home! Very tasty!!!
    Perfect! Used powdered ginger and garlic and it was still awesome!
    Easy and delicious! Thank you!!
    This is such an easy recipe! Good results and quick! I only had rice wine vinegar, so I used that and added just a little more sugar. That worked just fine. I also used Gluten free soy sauce for a Gluten free Teriyaki!
    I read the reviews for this sauce and figured that it was just what I was looking for. I followed the recipe EXACTLY how it was. This was the WORST thing I've ever put in my mouth ! I ended up flushing it down the toilet, And wasted my ingredients and my time. I use Food Network recipe's all the time and I love them all. I was so dissapointed with this one. 
    This recipe was super easy and utilized things that I always have on hand : Perfect for impromptu dinners! I did use apple cider vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar, I don't know what the difference would've been but the flavor was great.  
    Also, I made it into the glaze and put it on burgers with grilled pineapple, delish! Only thing I'd recommend is letting it sit for about 10 min off the heat after simmering.. because it finally thickened in the middle of our meal, lol.
    I have made some pretty good teriyaki sauce on my own but could never quite "nail it" Well, I just did with this one! I did add some crushed red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, a little honey and Wow! Very easy to make and the ingredients are simple. We are having it on chicken with Yakisoba noodles tonight but look forward to grilling season with this recipe!
    Tastes wonderful. The sweetness of this sauce combined with the saltiness of the noodles in my chicken teriyaki really made the dish! Its a keeper!!
    I marinated a pork tenderloin in this sauce and grilled it. The flavor was wonderful and better than store bought sauce- plus, I always have the ingredients on hand.
    Definitely restaraunt quality. Classic teriyaki flavor and consistency! Definitely a keeper!
    I used a splash of regular white wine instead of the rice wine, garlic powder instead of crushed garlic and added the juice of an orange. It was soooo good. I've been craving teriyaki chicken and haven't been able to find a decent teriyaki sauce here in Scotland. This is WAY better than what you'd find at a store or restaurant!
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