How to make Teriyaki Sauce
from Scratch

If you want to learn how to make teriyaki sauce from scratch, you've come to the right place.

This homemade teriyaki sauce recipe is worth it's weight in gold. The rich flavor makes good dishes taste great.  I've included my homemade soy sauce recipe too.

How to make Teriyaki Sauce

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1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin* (sweet rice wine)
2 TBS white sugar

Place ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*You may substitute sake, instead of mirin in this recipe. You will find mirin in the Asian cooking aisle at the supermarket. Pour sauce in clear bottles and wrap a ribbon around it to give as a gift.

Try it with my tasty homemade baked chop suey, or my caramelized chicken wing recipe. You'll never buy store-bought teriyaki sauce again. I promise.


1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1 TBS freshly grated ginger
1 minced garlic clove
3 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Place first five ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil.  Mix the cornstarch and water together and add to the sauce.  Stir constantly until sauce thickens. If it is too thick, add a little water to thin.  Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

This is an old way of making a teriyaki sauce with honey instead of sugar, giving it a more pleasing sweetness. You may also use it as a dipping sauce.


2 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup homemade soy sauce recipe above
1/2 cup honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp grated onions
1/2 cup water

Blend ginger, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and onion in a bowl. Add meat to marinade for at least one hour or refrigerate meat in marinade overnight.

After marinating meat, drain the marinade from the meat and add it to a 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to a boil for 3-5 minutes and use it for a meat dipping sauce during the meal. All excellent for pork, beef or chicken. 

Learning how to make teriyaki sauce is really easy, isn't it?  Enjoy.

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