You know the nice, sweet, thick Teriyaki sauce you get from your favorite takeout joint? Now you can have it at home.
- Mix all but cornstarch and 1/4c water in a sauce pan and begin heating.
- Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and dissolve. Add to sauce in pan.
- Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness.
- Add water to thin if you over-thick it :).
Phenomenal! I wanted to find a good recipe that my sister could have -- she has Celiac disease and can't have gluten, so readily available bottled sauce isn't something we can use. This was just wonderful. Before I added the slurry I had her taste the sauce and she said it tasted just like what she remembered from the restaurants. Five stars and two thumbs up!
A quick tip to those who said their sauce was too watery: a slurry (any type of starch mixed with water) needs to be made with cold to cool -- NEVER HOT -- water and added to SIMMERING liquid. It's okay to bring your liquid to a boil, but you need to lower it again until it's gently boiling with LITTLE waves. You can't just add cornstarch (or any starch) into a hot liquid, it won't bind it, and the liquid can't be too hot or it breaks the starch down and, again, it does nothing.
Honolulu style: fresh ground ginger root use fresh mashed garlic substitute 1-2 tbs Guava Jelly for the honey 1 tbs crushed pineapple or juice 1 whole bay leaf 1 whole star Anise 1 tbs sake store in glass bottle, refrigerate for a day so the flavors mingle. Utilize the corn starch and water slurry to thicken when cooking just before serving, not added as a marinade.
My teenage daughter wanted teriyaki chicken for dinner but I don't keep teriyaki sauce in the house. She simply said look up a recipe and make it. She knows I like to try new recipes I find on the Internet So here we are. I didn't have cornstarch, so I used flour as the thickener. My daughter loved the sauce--this recipe is definitely a keeper. NOTE: I omitted the ginger when I made sauce.