Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade Recipe- Japanese Special

This Teriyaki Sauce recipe is going to be your new kitchen superstar! Skip the jarred stuff that might be tempting you at the supermarket, homemade is the only way to go… in just 10 minutes! With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a marinade that rivals even the best Japanese restaurant. Just try it and see.

Once you put this amazing flavor enhancer to use, your family is going to be asking for more! We love all sorts of Asian foods at Gypsy Plate. From our light and fresh Ground Turkey Stir Fry, to fiery Spicy Noodles, to the rich and hearty Japanese Beef Curry, we cant get enough of the flavors from the far east. And sometimes, all it takes is a simple marinade to make your taste buds go “WOW”.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time30 min

Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade Ingredients :

  • Soy sauce – Umami bomb.
  • Rice vinegar – In its absence, use regular white vinegar. If you happen to have sake          or mirin in your pantry, you can use them instead.
  • Sesame oil – This makes a real difference.
  • Brown sugar – To create that glaze.
  • Honey
  • Aromatics – Ginger + garlic + red chili flakes. Not traditional, but makes for some              great tasting sauce.
  • Cornstarch – To thicken the sauce.

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade


Combine all ingredients except cornstarch in a small sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a low boil, stirring continuously until the sugar is dissolved. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.


Mix the cornstarch with a little water and add this to the sauce to thicken it. When its viscosity starts looking like duck sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce, it’s ready. Remove from heat and let cool.