We love seeing what you made! Tag us on Instagram at @afamilyfeast or hashtag #afamilyfeast so we can see your creations!

Teriyaki Sauce - A Family Feast

Teriyaki Sauce

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.

Yield: 2 cups 1x
Prep: 5 minsCook: 5 minsTotal: 10 minutes


  • 3/4 cup good-quality soy sauce (see note above)
  • 1/4 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 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons sweet rice wine or mirin (optional)
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 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.

Last Step! Please leave a review and rating letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business thrive & continue providing free recipes.