Making your own teriyaki sauce is so simple! It only takes 10 minutes and you can store it in the fridge for weeks, so I usually make a big batch and then make one teriyaki recipe each week. It’s also a really versatile sauce – it works excellently with fish (try out our teriyaki glazed salmon recipe) and it also works great in veggie recipes, like stir fry. In fact, I’m going to be uploading a teriyaki stir fry recipe tomorrow! It’s also a great addition to soups – our udon noodle soup uses a few spoonfuls for added sweetness and flavour.
When you make your own teriyaki sauce you’re able to control how sweet and salty the sauce is. I often find that when I buy teriyaki sauce it contains far too much sugar – making any recipe I make with it super unhealthy. I choose to use a little less brown sugar and just a half teaspoon of honey for sweetness.
The quantities I’ve used below are enough to make around 3-4 recipes for 2 people but you can always double up on quantities if you’re cooking for a big family!