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Easy 3 Ingredient Teriyaki Sauce

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This pretty authentic teriyaki sauce is easy to make at home with just 3 ingredients & 10 minutes. Mirin, soy sauce and honey combine to create this delicious sauce, marinade or glaze – delicious on top of chicken, salmon rice, noodles or in a stir-fry.

side view of a bowl of teriyaki sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds, on top of a rust colored napkin on a marble surface

This is such a delicious, versatile condiment – not only can you use it as either a sauce, marinade, glaze or stir-fry sauce, it’s also super easy to make and will work with all kinds of proteins. You will love it in a quick chicken teriyaki stir-fry and glazed on top of an oven-baked salmon – or why not use it to marinate some pork for your next barbecue?

Why this is the best teriyaki sauce recipe

  • It’s quick – 10 minutes is all you need
  • It’s easy – combine ingredients, mix and simmer. Done!
  • It’s delicious – salty, sweet & with just a slight hint of tanginess
  • It’s versatile and can be used as a sauce, glaze, marinade or stir-fry sauce and goes great with any protein
  • It’s pretty authentic – I just skipped the sake, because who has that at home?!

How to make teriyaki sauce the easy way

  1. To make this recipe you just need three ingredients: mirin, Japanese soy sauce and honey (and if you like, some sesame seeds to top it with).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and mix.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, until reduced in volume by about 1/3 and a bit sticky.
  4. Serve! May I suggest serving it in a pretty bowl, topped with some sesame seeds?
collage showing how to make teriyaki sauce as well as the ingredients needed

Expert tips & FAQ

  • Liquid honey is the easiest to use for this, but any kind will work
  • To thicken your sauce and make it stickier let it cool down for at least 10 minutes before using
  • Make it gluten free by using a gluten free soy sauce
  • Make it vegan by using the same amount of brown sugar instead of honey

Is teriyaki sauce keto?
No, since it contains sugar (honey) and hence too many carbs.

How much teriyaki sauce do I need per person?
It will depend on how you are serving it, but I aim for the following:

  • Glaze: 1/4 dl or 1/8 cup per person (1 batch gives 8 servings )
  • Marinade: 1/4 dl or 1/8 cup per person (1 batch gives 8 servings)
  • Sauce: 1/4 or 1/2 cup per person (1 batch gives 4 servings )
  • Stir-fry sauce: 1/4 or 1/2 cup per person (1 batch gives 4 servings)
side view of a spoonful of teriyaki sauce lifted high out of a bowl full of sauce

I sure hope you will enjoy this teriyaki sauce! Use it for anything – and let me know if you find any new, favorite ways to use it. As always, just leave a note in the comments below. Did you like it? Go ahead and rate it!

Enjoy!

Emmeline

side view of a bowl of teriyaki sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds, on top of a rust colored napkin on a marble surface

Easy 3 Ingredient Teriyaki Sauce

5 from 5 votes
Print Rate
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 dl
Calories: 273kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and mix.
  • Place over medium heat, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes until reduced in volume and a bit sticky.
  • Use straight away or set aside to cool down for at least 10 minutes for a stickier glaze. Top with sesame seeds before serving.

Equipment needed for this recipe

Notes

Top Tips & FAQ

  • Liquid honey is the easiest to use for this, but any kind will work
  • To thicken your sauce and make it stickier let it cool down for at least 10 minutes before using
  • Make it gluten free by using a gluten free soy sauce
  • Make it vegan by using the same amount of brown sugar instead of honey
How much teriyaki sauce do I need per person?
It will depend on how you are serving it, but I aim for the following:
  • Glaze: 1/4 dl or 1/8 cup per person (1 batch gives 8 servings )
  • Marinade: 1/4 dl or 1/8 cup per person (1 batch gives 8 servings)
  • Sauce: 1/4 or 1/2 cup per person (1 batch gives 4 servings )
  • Stir-fry sauce: 1/4 or 1/2 cup per person (1 batch gives 4 servings)

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3559mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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