Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

    20 minutes

    This recipe makes a great teriyaki sauce. You can whiz it up in a flash to serve with stir fried chicken and vegetables if you are stuck for dinner ideas! If using as a marinade, leave cornflour and water out of the recipe. Just mix ingredients together in a bowl, rather than heating them, before marinating.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
    • 2 cloves minced garlic
    • 1 (2cm) piece fresh ginger, grated
    • 4 tablespoons cold water
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Stir soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, brown sugar, sesame seeds, garlic and ginger together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
    2. Whisk cornflour into water in a bowl; add to soy sauce mixture. Cook sauce, stirring regularly, until thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes.

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    Since I found this recipe my two boys (19 & 21) hug me so much that I can't finish my dinner. I suppose that is not a bad thing. When I come home with a big pack of chicken legs, the family knows what's coming. I marinate for at least 24 hours, turning once, and then bake uncovered in a 350 oven for 2 hours or more. Note: I make a double batch so the legs are just about covered. A few nights ago hubby was really late coming home from work and the legs were happily cooking for two and a half hours. Oh, my...! My oldest son couldn't stop saying, "Mom, look, the meat is just falling off the bones!" Followed by yumm, yummm, yum noises. Ok, Broomcladdad, that to me is a great compliment. The last batch I made I tweeked your recipe and added maybe a 1/4 cup more soy sauce and a smidge more brown sugar. I love sesame seeds but have to leave them out. Hubby and I have bridges, and I'm not talking about those in Madison County either. Next month, March 2014 my father-in-law is turning 75. Guess what my mother-in-law wants me to make for the main course for his birthday dinner? Job well done!! Margie Bayer  -  13 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a great recipe. I doubled this because I was making a large dinner. I added 1/4 C molasses (a secret Japanese ingredient) and 2 more Tablespoons of brown sugar (it wasn't quite sweet enough for my taste) totaling 6 Tablespoons as well as a few shakes of crushed red pepper. I did not double the sesame oil because it is so strong so I substituted olive oil up to 1/4 C total. Again these extra ingredients were doubled!!! This was delicious...enjoy!  -  27 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Have been looking for this recipe for a long time. Used fructose in place of honey, balsamic rice vinegar, a ton more minced garlic, and added a big splash of sherry at the end. Did not add cornstarch or cook it as I have found if you keep basting your food with its own juices along with the marinade while it's baking, the sauce thickens on it's own. Fabulous as it keeps forever! /arnetage68  -  07 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)