How to make a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce(DIY recipe).
It only takes five easy to find ingredients to make this easy yet versatile dark sauce that’s great on meats and stir-fry.
We buy condiments and various dressings because it comes in ready-made bottles.
But if you realize how easy it is to make some of these sauces and condiments you’ll actually make them at home, especially teriyaki sauce.
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this extra spicy teriyaki sauce.
By that I mean 5 easy to find pantry ingredients which make this recipe a one-pot, easy to make 5 ingredient teriyaki sauce.
You can stir-fry any type of meat or vegetable with a thick teriyaki sauce and fix a quick meal for yourself.
Takes 15-20 minutes to make, extra 20 minutes to toss in your other ingredients and you’ll have a meal done in 30-40 minutes tops.
The sauce with its thick, dark consistency and flavor can make an easy teriyaki dipping sauce for a quick appetizer as well.
What’s teriyaki sauce?
In terms of the real meaning, teriyaki is basically a cooking term used for preparing grilled seafood or other types of meat but the most popular of the whole cooking process is the sauce that is used to glaze the meat.
The following recipe, I would like to mention is a hybrid version of the real Japanese teriyaki sauce.
Although using the same base(soy sauce, sugar, except for mirin), it has a few other ingredients to enhance the taste of the teriyaki sauce.
If you love spicy then this version of a hot and spicy teriyaki sauce would be ideal for you.
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How to use spicy teriyaki sauce.
Eating healthy becomes much easier when you have a bottle of DIY teriyaki sauce.
- Try steaming a few of your favorite vegetables then drizzle the sauce over them, you’ve got a healthy lunch or after work out snack.
- As an appetizer, why not slightly cook a few chicken wings or meatballs and toss them in a pan of this dark sauce?
- You can also make a delicious but sweeter fried rice using the same sauce. the kids love it, weekend lunch, your kids can tuck into a bowl of fried rice made using this sweet and spicy sauce, easy peasy.
- Drizzle over grilling meat or serve over poached salmon.
As I said the choices are endless, so make sure you learn how to make the sauce because its addictive.
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Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.
Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon of minced ginger-garlic paste
4 tablespoons of brown sugar(increase or reduce as per your need)
2 tablespoons of cornstarch(you need 1/4 cup extra water to mix)
1/2 teaspoon chilli flecks
Place a small pan over medium heat, add soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar and water.
Let the ingredients simmer for 10 minutes over low-medium heat while constantly checking on the taste as you want the sweet and spicy flavors coming through, make adjustments accordingly.
While the ingredients in the pan simmer, add slightly warm water to a small bowl, then stir in the cornstarch making sure there are no visible lumps, strain if there are any before adding it to the slow simmering sauce.
Reduce fire to low and pour in the cornstarch liquid and stir continuously, in seconds you’ll see a visible change in the sauce.
You’ll notice the liquid thin sauce turn to a thick sauce.
Simmer for a few minutes until you are satisfied with the thickness.
You can check if the sauce is done by dipping a spoon into the sauce.
If the sauce coats the spoon as it drizzles to the bowl, then it is done, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
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