6 Easy-steps to Make Teriyaki Sauce!

6 Easy-steps to Make Teriyaki Sauce!

Teriyaki Sauce, as everyone may not know know, is originally from our country, Japan. It is now used in various different types of dishes all over the world. So it seems to be easy to use it…but you might need some example of how to make it and use it. Once you start using the sauce, I’m pretty sure you’ll be addicted to it! For those who haven’t had or even heard about Teriyaki sauce, it’s time to try some. Compared to other Japanese sauce such as soy sauce, it is easier to eat because of the combination of saltiness and sweetness. Here, I would like to introduce the way of making Teriyaki sauce and some best dishes that you can make with the sauce.



 

6 Easy-steps to Make Teriyaki Sauce!

 

1. How to make Teriyaki sauce

Although Teriyaki sauce is very useful for any kinds of cooking, it is easy to make! You can just mix all ingredients below:

– Sugar: 2 Table spoon
– Sake (cooking liquor): 2 Table spoon
– Soy sauce: 2 1/2 Table spoon
– Mirin: 1-2 Table spoon (Starch: 1 Tea spoon*)

Then, put it in the microwave or warm it in a pot until it is boiled and that’s all! If you want to use the sauce any time, you can mix the same ratio of these ingredients and put it in a clean bottle. *Add some starch if you prefer to have thicker sauce

 

2. Teriyaki Chicken

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This is one of the most well-known Teriyaki dishes all over the world. Any parts of chicken including breast, wings and legs are well-matched with this amazing sauce but I like Teriyaki Chicken legs the most. The way to cook it is pretty simple –first, cut some chickens into pieces and put some starch or flour on them. Then, grill or fry them on a pan until they get a bit brown. After that, put Teriyaki sauce and dress chickens with the sauce –then, it’s ready to eat!

 

3. Teriyaki Hamburger

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You might have seen this at some hamburger shops –but you can make Teriyaki Hamburger using your home made Teriyaki sauce. Make hamburger patties in a way you usually do. After grill them on a pan and they get brown, put the sauce –for this dish, I would recommend you to use thick sauce (adding starch) since it seems to be easier to dress patties with the sauce with some thickness. You can serve the Teriyaki patties as main dishes but it is also a good idea to make a sandwich. My favorite is putting a fried egg and some lettuce in addition to the Teriyaki patty –this is a great meal to start enjoying Teriyaki foods especially for those who haven’t eaten any of them!

 

4. Teriyaki Salmon

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Salmon is one of the most widely used fishes in Japan –maybe all over the world as well. And this wonderful fish meat is greatly-matched with Teriyaki sauce. The way to make it is almost same as Teriyaki Chicken –just put some starch or flour on salmon and grill it with the sauce. But I would recommend you to put this Teriyaki salmon on the top of some rice like Donburi (丼). Put not only the salmon but also put some vegetables –my favorite is some lettuce, tomato and avocado. The combination of Teriyaki sauce and other ingredients (salmon, rice and some veggies) is just amazing! If you do not have an access to salmon, try other fishes such as yellow tails.

 

5. Pizza with Teriyaki sauce

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You might not be able to imagine how it tastes like when you eat pizza with Teriyaki sauce. The way to make it is just to use Teriyaki sauce instead of tomato sauce. But I think you should be careful about what kind of ingredients you use since some vegetables (ex. Basil, tomato, and olive) are not well-matched with Teriyaki sauce. In Japan, it is popular to put some mochi rice cakes, tuna flakes, onions and mozzarella cheese on the top. It sounds like a bit weird to put mochi on a pizza, but since it tastes very subtle, you can have it with almost anything. I hope you’ll enjoy the new type of pizza with Teriyaki sauce!

 

6. Katsu don (deep-fried cutlet bowl) with Teriyaki sauce

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Have you ever heard or eaten Katsu don before? Well, this is not an ordinary Katsu don –but is as delicious as the original one or more! Put cutlet with some julienne cabbage on the top of some rice on a bowl first, and then Teriyaki sauce on the very top. We usually use pork meat when making cutlet, but I prefer to have tuna cutlet especially when using Teriyaki sauce. It would be fun to try the sauce with various kinds of cutlet and find your favorite!

 

Conclusion

Teriyaki sauce is famous but very simple sauce to make. It is also so useful that you can use it when making various kinds of dishes including hamburgers, bowls and even pizzas. Start using Teriyaki sauce today –I hope you’ll like it and enjoy cooking even more!

 

6 Easy-steps to Make Teriyaki Sauce!

1. How to make Teriyaki sauce
2. Teriyaki Chicken
3. Teriyaki Hamburger
4. Teriyaki Salmon
5. Pizza with Teriyaki sauce
6. Katsu don (deep-fried cutlet bowl) with Teriyaki sauce