Japanese cuisine is famous for distinctive and original tastes which it owed to various mixes of condiments and aromatic sauces. The most popular one is soy sauce, followed closely by teriyaki, the favourite of the Japanese.
Its name is connected with the Japanese cooking technique where meat or fish is broiled or grilled in a marinade that gives it a glossy look – the verb ‘teru’ means ‘to shine.’ With such glaze, the taste of the meat becomes distinctive and its skin crispy. The sauce will also prove perfect with sushi when served as a dip.
The startling oriental taste of the teriyaki sauce is the outcome of combining salty and sweet flavours, that is soy sauce and honey. Common ingredients include also ginger, mirin and sake. With our recipe, you can made teriyaki sauce on your own – you will see for yourself it is worth the effort as it is one of the few sauces that do not differ from the original when prepared at home!
- 1 tablespoonful vegetable oil
- 5 tablespoonfuls soy sauce (light)
- 2 tablespoonfuls maple syrup or honey or cane sugar
- 1 teaspoonful cane sugar
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 teaspoonfuls grated ginger
- 2 teaspoonfuls mirin
- 2 teaspoonfuls sake
Combine the sugar with honey and give it a stir. Preferably with a whisk. Add soy sauce and stir everything once again until homogeneous. Add oil, vinegar, chopped garlic and grated ginger, stir it all again. Keep the sauce in the fridge and use it to marinade for meat, fish and vegetables.
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