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Kikkoman teriyaki sauce recipe

Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce recipe is a Japanese-inspired sauce made with soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, and spices. It is perfect for grilling or baking chicken, beef, or pork. Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce or Japanese style Teriyaki sauce is available in both bottled and jarred versions.
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Course: sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 10kcal


  • 1 Small bowl


  • 6 ounces  sake
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 12 ounces soy sauce
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 9 ounces mirin


  • Mix all ingredients together except water and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and everything is evenly mixed.
  • Take a small bowl. add the cornstarch and water to it. Then, stir to combine. This will avoid cornstarch lumps. 
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the bowl, whisk it, and heat until the sauce thickens.
  • Remember, the sauce can go from simmer to boil very quickly. So, you should be attentive and ready to lower the heat at a moment you notice it. It usually only takes 5-10 minutes total, depending on the size of your saucepan. Once it reaches the desired consistency, take it off the stove to cool.
  • Pour it into a bottle or an airtight container once cooled and use it to marinade, baste, and glaze your favorite dishes.


When preparing the sauce, it is important to store it properly for the best results. Here are a few tips for proper storage:
1. Store the Sauce in an airtight container and keep it away from direct sunlight. 
2. Keep the container tightly sealed when not in use.
3. Refrigerate the sauce after opening. It should last up to 3 months if stored properly in the refrigerator.
4. Avoid freezing Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce as freezing can alter the flavor and texture of the sauce.
Following these storage tips will ensure that your Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce remains fresh and flavorful for as long as possible.
To ensure maximum freshness, use Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce within two weeks of making it. And, you should discard any sauce that has been left out for more than two hours.
With proper storage and handling, it can last for months when stored in a cool, dry place.
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