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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Skip the store-bought stuff. This Homemade Teriyaki Sauce gives you a deep, rich flavor without the pang of saltiness or sweetness found in the processed type.


  • 1/4 cup Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced fine
  • 2 TBSP packed brown sugar, I used coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 1/4 cold water


  • Heat a small pot over moderate heat and add the soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, garlic salt, sugar, and fish sauce.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Once simmering, mix the cornstarch into the 1/4 cup of cold water; mix until well blended and there are no longer any white chunks.
  • While whisking the teriyaki sauce, slowly add the cornstarch mix to thicken the sauce.
  • Allow to simmer for a minute, then remove from heat.
  • Store in a heat-safe container. Homemade teriyaki sauce can last for weeks and weeks, so you'll likely finish it before its quality diminishes.