This is a simple mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar, Sake, and mirin, cooked down until it becomes a semi-thick, spoon-coating sauce with a constant pull between sweet and salty.
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Basic Teriyaki Sauce
About This Recipe
|Yield:||makes about 1 cup|
|Active time:||2 minutes|
|Total time:||20 minutes|
|This recipe appears in:||Pantry Essentials: All About Teriyaki Sauced: Teriyaki Sauce|
- 1 cup Japanese shoyu (soy sauce)
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup Mirin
- 1/2 cup Sake
Mix soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake together in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook until thickened enough to coat a spoon, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, and use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.