How to make homemade
teriyaki sauce, uses for teriyaki sauce plus lots of recipes using Teriyaki Sauce.
The word teriyaki actually refers to a specific type of cooking method,
rather than just the name of a sauce. The word is made up of the noun
which refers to a shine or lustre of the tare (sauce), and yaki
which refers to the cooking method of grilling/broiling.
Traditionally meat is dipped into or basted with the sauce before
and during cooking.
The sauce is traditionally made by mixing and heating soy sauce,
sake or mirin, and sugar or honey which is heated then allowed to
cool. It can be further boiled to reduce it to a thicker consistency
This mixture is then used to marinate or baste various ingredients
including fish, particularly the more robust flavoured
fish such as tuna, salmon or mackerel, poultry, seafood such as
prawns, meats such as pork, beef and lamb, and tofu. It can also
be served cold as a dipping sauce, as in bento menus, with
tempura or with sushi, and can be flavoured with additional
ingredients such as ginger, sesame or garlic.
a link to a video and written recipe showing you exactly how to make
teriyaki sauce at home in just
5 minutes plus more recipes specifically using teriyaki sauce. However,
it should be noted that if a recipe calls for soy sauce, you can often
substitute it with teriyaki sauce. It is also excellent added to
western style recipes such as barbecue sauces, marinades and
dips so it's well worth making your own.