Condiment/ Recipe

Teriyaki Sauce

March 19, 2016 (Last Updated: October 29, 2020)

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is simple and delicious. 

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce pouring from a bottle

I have always used store bought teriyaki sauce.  Never thought anything about it until we ran out.  I decided to make it ourselves and wouldn’t you know it….super easy and super delicious!

A tall glass bottle partially filled with a dark brown sauce.

This teriyaki sauce can become really salty tasting.  Here are my tips to avoid that over salty taste:  Use a low sodium soy sauce and don’t boil the mixture.  Just bring to a simmer and then remove from heat.  If it’s too salty, add 1/4 cup additional water and taste.

A square white bowl with a dark sauce with two chopsticks crossed over the top of the bowl.

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Teriyaki Sauce

Kathy
Homemade teriyaki sauce
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 39 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Sherry
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a sauce pan.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Use or store in the refrigerator.

Notes

Use low sodium soy sauce to avoid overly salty taste.
If too salty, add an additional 1/4 cup of water.

Nutrition

Calories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gSodium: 811mgPotassium: 38mgSugar: 7gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword How to make Teriyaki Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

 

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Rahul @samosastreet.com
    March 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Looks like a perfect teriyaki sauce Kathy, thatโ€™s easy to make at home. I love teriyaki flavors, Iโ€™ll have to try this sauce sometime soon.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Teriyaki is so yummy.

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    5 stars
    I make my own teriyaki sauce but I never use a recipe. I just throw stuff together until it tastes the way I want it. Pinning your recipe so I now have a real (and easy) recipe to follow! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

      I’m impressed! I hope my recipe measures up!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    March 21, 2016 at 4:25 am

    OK, I am seriously impressed, and seriously inspired. Homemade teriyaki sauce, here I come!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 21, 2016 at 4:43 am

      I love that you’re impressed! That’s quite a compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!!

  • Reply
    Adina
    March 21, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Sounds so great and easy to make! Do you know how long it keeps?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 21, 2016 at 4:42 am

      I don’t know how long it keeps! The first batch we used right up. The second batch has been in the fridge for one week and is still good.

  • Reply
    Ramona @ The Merchant Baker
    March 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I can tell by the ingredients that this sauce is going to be great! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 20, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      It’s full of flavor!

  • Reply
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    March 20, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    You made this look so easy! Would love to mix with some noodles and veggies!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 20, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      It would be perfect with noodles and veggies! Yum!!!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    March 20, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    5 stars
    Such a fun sauce! I love teriyaki but have never made it myself…I need to get on that! Thanks for the nudge I needed! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 20, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      Nudge, nudge….make some teriyaki sauce!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 20, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I love teriyaki sauce Kathy and I’ve never thought to make my own! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      It’s so easy to make! Give it a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 20, 2016 at 6:58 am

    What a fun recipe, Kathy! We love making homemade sauces, but I’ve never even thought about making homemade teriyaki. It sounds super easy to make, and I think I have all of those ingredients in my pantry right now. Yum!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 20, 2016 at 7:23 am

      It is really easy to make and adds so much flavor to any dish.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    March 20, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Making sauces is fun, but I’ve never tried to make my own teriyaki sauce before. This looks great! I definitely have to try it.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 20, 2016 at 7:23 am

      I love using teriyaki sauce as a marinade. Super simple to make it yourself.

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