Teriyaki Sauce – The Japanese Secret

It seems that teriyaki sauce is one of the best kept secrets of the world and the secret to teriyaki sauce that the Japanese don’t want you to know is found here in this article. Teriyaki sauce is a versatile Japanese sauce that you can use for a variety of dishes. Although in Japanese cooking teriyaki actually refers to a style of cooking and not to the sauce.

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Teriyaki Sauce, Is Not What You Think

In Japanese cuisine teriyaki means to grill or broil meat that has marinated in soy sauce, sake, and honey. However, western cultures have come to believe that teriyaki is a sauce when its actually a style of cooking. In any case, whether you want to align with the traditional Japanese school of thought or the western way of thought we can all agree that there is a distinctive flavored dark marinade or sauce that is known to go with teriyaki dishes.

For the sake of this article, since I am a westerner, and to keep things simple I am going to call it teriyaki sauce. What I am about to share with you is the secret to making a sweet and savory sauce that is mouth-watering. I always look forward to making meals with this sauce. This simple and inexpensive recipe will make you fall in love with eating Japanese style food all over again.


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Servings Prep Time
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Cook Time
40minutes
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  1. Gather the ingredients. Then read the tips found here.
  2. Prepare one dashima package by soaking it in water for 20 minutes.

    Kimchi Jjigae - Dashima
  3. Bring to boil 4 cups of water with the dashima packet. When it starts boiling, boil for another 10 minutes, take dashima out.

    Teriyaki Sauce - Boiling dashima
  4. Add all other ingredients and boil until solution reduces to almost half.

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  5. Let the sauce cool then strain.

    Teriyaki Sauce - Strain out the ingredients
  6. Strain out all the solid ingredients in colander, make sure you have a bowl underneath. Use immediately or cool it, store in a jar, then keep in fridge for later use.

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Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.02g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.003g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g
Sodium 676mg 28%
Potassium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 18g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Chef Tips: Making Great Teriyaki Sauce

Be sure to start with the prescribed amounts in this recipe and reduce the liquids in half, its a way to ensure that you have extracted enough flavor while also concentrating the flavor. While you can make this according to the recipe we provided, we normally make this in larger quantities.  You can freeze or refrigerate this sauce to have it available at another time.  This sauce is versatile and we find ourselves using it at least once a week for a variety of the meals we make at home.  Having it available for use makes week night meals a cinch to make, which is especially nice for busy schedules.

Be sure to use a sauce pot that is large enough to hold all the ingredients, I use a stainless sauce pot for this recipe. I avoid using nonstick pots for this and other recipes that don't need them. It saves on the nonstick wear. Aside from that cooking food on high heat such as boiling can damage nonstick pans.

Serving Size = 1/4 cup

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