Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade

"I love anything teriyaki, but some are too salty or have too much soy sauce. Found this on another sight and seems to be a good balance..."
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  • Bring mirin to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Pour in soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar.
  • Season with garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, and black pepper; simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.

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  1. Maven in the Making
    This was really delicious and so easy to make. My only comment would be that it was a little more garlickey than is my personal preference but that's an easy adjustment to manage for the next time I make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  2. lazyme
    This was really easy to make and I had all ingredients on hand. I marinated some pork loin chops overnight and cooked them stove-top. Very nice flavor that we enjoyed. Thanks AZPARZYCH for a nice keeper that I will make again. Made for For Your Consideration Tag.
  3. Boomette
    The sauce is so easy to do. I used it to marinate steak overnight. The taste was so good. And then another day, we cooked salmon on the bbq and DH basted them with this teriyaki sauce. It was also great. This is a sauce that I will do often and keep in the fridge for when I'm looking for a marinade and don't find one when needed, I'll use this one. Thanks Nikki :) Made for the Australian Recipe Swap for June 2012
  4. Lavender Lynn
    Loved this wonderful recipe!!! I have been wanting a go to recipe for teriyaki sauce and this is it. Delicious flavor combination, very easy and quick to make. So much better than any sauce you can buy. Made for AZ/NZ swap.
  5. Artandkitchen
    The taste of this sauce is great and was really what I needed as I was running out of mine. It was done in a very short time and it's easier than going out to buy some! Really!<br/><br/>I used following ingredients:<br/>mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine); substituted with dry cherry as I cannot get it here<br/>soy sauce; used dark one<br/>rice vinegar; used distilled one<br/>sesame oil; used 100% pure one<br/>sugar; as described<br/>garlic cloves, minced; as described<br/>fresh ginger, minced, used 2 tablespoon grated and pressed out the juice by hand<br/>red pepper flakes; from my own<br/>black pepper; as described<br/><br/>I tried this over some white rice (leftover) and the taste is great. I will use this for sure to marinate chicken and other dishes.<br/><br/>Result can be very different depending on the ingredients.<br/>Thanks a lot for this great seasoning mix!


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