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Teriyaki Sauce - A Family Feast

Teriyaki Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups


When looking to buy a ‘good quality’ soy sauce – check the ingredients list and look for a sauce where the first or second ingredient is soy beans. A lesser quality soy sauce will often list salt as the first ingredient or have soy beans way down the list.


  • ¾ cup good-quality soy sauce (see note above)
  • ¼ cup dark soy sauce (if dark soy sauce is not available or too intense for your taste, just use one full cup of regular soy sauce instead of the ¾ cup)
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons sweet rice wine or mirin (optional)
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ cup agave nectar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic (will be strained out after cooking)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger (will be strained out after cooking)


  1. Put all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for three minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and strain over a container using a fine sieve. Discard ginger and garlic.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or freeze in zip lock bags for up to three months.