Basic Teriyaki Sauce

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

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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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Japanese shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Mirin
  • 1/2 cup Sake

Procedures

  1. 1

    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.

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