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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

I don’t know about you, but I love making things from scratch—especially things that you’d normally buy at the grocery store. It tends to be a lot less expensive and more healthy when you do this. And it almost always tastes better. 

But it can also be a big pain in the rear. Once I ran out of homemade taco seasoning, curry powder, ranch dressing mix, chicken broth, marinara, and pancake mix. 

All in the same week.

After I spent a couple of days restocking, I decided I’d love to hire someone to keep my kitchen stocked with homemade staples. If I had to choose, I’d probably pick Tasty Kitchen member Laurie for the job. Cooking and baking from scratch is her gig! Plus, she’s super nice. (And she’d be fun to hang out with.)

Laurie’s recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce caught my eye one day while browsing around Tasty Kitchen. I’m not a big fan of commercial teriyaki sauce because I find it way too sweet and full of other “stuff” I’d rather not eat, so making some from scratch really appealed to me.

I’m so glad I tried it! Laurie’s version is light and perfectly sweet. Luckily, it’s super easy. Here, I’ll show you.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

You’ll need pineapple juice, ground mustard, pepper, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, soy sauce, and a sweetener.

If you happen to have allergies or avoid certain types of foods, you can do some substitution here. Because we avoid soy products and refined sugar, I used coconut aminos (a milder alternative to soy sauce) and coconut sugar (a less processed sweetener that has a similar taste to brown sugar). 

Also, if you can’t have pineapple juice, then Laurie suggests white grape juice as a good alternative. 

Just be sure to use fresh ginger and garlic!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

First, peel the garlic and ginger and mince it in your food processor. You can also use a knife if you like. Just make sure the pieces are really small.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

Add the sugar. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

Add the soy sauce. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

And the ground mustard. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

And the pepper. Then give the whole thing a thorough buzz.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

Pour it into a quart-sized jar. I used a Mason jar because I’m in love with them.

Seriously. I have a drawer in my kitchen dedicated to mason jar lids and rings. You’d think that I also do my fair share of preserving, but I don’t. I’m just a weirdo.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

Now pour in the pineapple sauce and give it a good shake.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

Aaand … that’s it. Voilà! Teriyaki sauce. It’s ready to use!

I noticed that mine is considerably lighter in color than Laurie’s. I think it’s because coconut aminos is lighter in color than soy sauce.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

You can use this like you would regular teriyaki sauce.

One night I had some naked drumsticks staring at me and begging for a marinade. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

After a good salt and pepper shower, I poured about a cup of the teriyaki sauce on them and let them sit for a while. (It really wasn’t that long, and I’d definitely let them marinate for several hours next time.)

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Guest post by Natalie Perry of Perry's Plate, recipe submitted by TK member Laurie of Simply Scratch.

After baking for about 40 minutes, we ended up with this: juicy, tender, flavorful chicken and some CRAZY good pan sauce that my kids practically licked off their plates! 

(Did you know pineapple juice is a natural meat tenderizer? It has something to do with the enzymes in the fruit, but don’t ask me how. That’s as scientific as I get.)

I’ve also used it in a vegetable and pineapple stir-fry and on some foil-packet grilled salmon. I think it’s safe to say that this will be a regular pantry staple. Luckily it keeps for about a month in the fridge!

Thanks so much, Laurie! Be sure to check out Laurie’s TK recipe box as well as her own beautiful blog, Simply Scratch, for more from-scratch recipe inspiration.

 
 

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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Who knew making your own teriyaki sauce was THIS easy?

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves Fresh Garlic, Smashed, Peeled And Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon To 2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger, Peeled And Roughly Chopped
  • ¼ cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Tamari Or Soy Sauce
  • ½ Tablespoons Dry Mustard
  • ¼ teaspoons White Pepper
  • 2 cups Pineapple Juice

Preparation Instructions

Place the chopped garlic and ginger in a blender or food processor and pulse to mince.

Add the brown sugar, tamari, dry mustard and white pepper into the food processor with the garlic and ginger and pulse until combined and the sugar is dissolved.

Pour the tamari/garlic/ginger mixture into a large jar and add in the juice. Shake and store in the fridge for a month (maybe longer)!

Note: Use tamari instead of soy sauce to keep this gluten free. Also white grape juice can be substituted for the pineapple juice if in a pinch!

 
 
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Be sure to check out Natalie’s own beautiful food blog, Perrys’ Plate, where you can see her growing collection of lovely recipes. There’s always something new to see there. Go visit now!

 

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Natalie | Perry's Plate on 7.10.2014

Sara, Laurie says it will last about a month in the fridge!

Sara on 7.10.2014

so convenient and worth ditching the preservatives in store bought. How long will it last?

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Sue Z. on 7.9.2014

Almost 3am, I can’t sleep but boy did this make my mouth water!
Definitely going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Allyn on 7.7.2014

Homemade versions of things are always so different and 99.999% of the time so much better than store bought. I haven’t purchased salad dressing in at least 5 years now, and we even make our own coconut milk for smoothies http://girlnamedallyn.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/homemade-coconut-milk/
This sauce looks so much better than the overly sweet and oddly gloopy stuff you normally find.