Homemade Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce

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"A recipe in this weeks daily paper vowed to the awesomeness of a do it yourself Teriyaki Sauce, having found many Teriyaki Sauces both off the shelf and homemade disappointing I couldn't resist giving it a go. She was so right I too think she has the recipe nailed! This sauce can be used on chicken, steak, pork or salmon. When making a marinade recipe I prefer not to thicken any that has been used on meats or seafood, I make an extra batch thickened with 1 teaspoon cornstarch to use if recipe calls for the addition of used marinade."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (257.3 g)
  • Calories 386.8
  • Total Fat - 14.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4021.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 50.8 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 21.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

For marinade - in a small saucepan combine all ingredients except the cornstarch.

Step 2

Over medium heat cook three minutes.

Step 3

If thickening for sauce, remove a small amount of the marinade add the cornstarch whisk and add back in, cook for 3 minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I used it as a marinade for a flank steak, and also as a sauce. Lots of flavor and just the right amount of “heat” from the hot sauce.

review by:
(11 Oct 2018)


We so enjoyed this marinade/sauce more than any commerical product we have tried. Love the flavours and it had the right amount of acidity for us. Grilled steaks and swiss chard to which I put a drizzle over over both. Definitely another Gerry keeper! Thanks for sharing. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(2 Aug 2017)


Gerry your teriyaki sauce if really very, very good. I marinated some steak tips as well as some chicken tenders. Marinated them for a few hours and then made some extra sauce thickened with the suggested cornstarch and served it over each. The family thoroughly enjoyed it. A keeper of a recipe that I will use especially for this summer when grilling over hot coals. Thank you Gerry for sharing. Made it for Billboard Tag.

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(3 Apr 2016)