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Teriyaki Sauce

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Makes 1.5 cup or 375ml

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About the Recipe

This pantry teriyaki sauce recipe is easy to make with readily available pantry items you have at home and it tastes out-of-this-world delicious. It goes well with chicken, beef, pork, salmon, veggies and lots more. This quick and easy at home teriyaki sauce can be used as a marinade, glaze or dipping sauce.


  • 4 Garlic Cloves or roughly 12g

  • 1/2 cup or 100g Brown Sugar

  • 1 cup or 250ml Low Sodium Soy Sauce (if you don't have low sodium soy you can dilute regular soy with water. Dilute it to your taste or up to 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup soy)

  • 2 tbsp or 30ml Rice Vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp or .5g Ground Ginger

  • 2 tsp or 10ml Sesame Oil

  • 3 tbsp or 24g Corn Starch

  • 4 tbsp or 60ml Water

  • 1 tbsp or 9g Sesame Seeds


1. Add the light brown sugar to a sauce pan, pour in soy sauce, add the rice vinegar, ground ginger, minced garlic, sesame oil and turn the burner to medium – high heat and bring to a light boil and let it simmer for 1 minute.  

2. Make a cornstarch slurry by adding the water to the cornstarch.  Stir and put to the side.  Once the sauce has simmered for 1 minute add half the cornstarch to the sauce and bring it back to a light simmer.  If the sauce is not as thick as you like repeat this step again by adding more of the cornstarch slurry until the sauce is as thick as you like – please not that while the sauce is hot it will be relatively thin.  Once it cools off it will be thicker.

3. (Optional) Toast the sesame seeds by adding them to a sauté pan over medium heat. Stir frequently.  Once they start to turn light brown take them off heat and keep stirring until they are well toasted and add them to the sauce. Stir and you’re ready to serve.


  • Dilute the the soy with water for a less salty sauce (1/2 cup soy and 1/2 cup water)

  • For a thinner sauce use less of the cornstarch slurry. Pour a small amount into the sauce- a little at a time- bring to a simmer to check the thickness. Continue this process until you reach the desired thickness.

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