Thick Teriyaki Sauce

This teriyaki sauce is slightly thicker than my teryaki marinade. It is works nicely when you want to have a nice glaze like on this Teriyaki Meatloaf or if you just need a good teiyaki sauce for serving on the side of your favorite rice dish.


Thick Teriyaki Sauce

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  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy


  • 2 cups mirin
  • 2 cups sake
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 6 slices ginger, smashed


    1. Combine the mirin and sake in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 2 minutes to cook off the alcohol.
    2. Add the sugar and cook until dissolved.
    3. Add the soy sauce and ginger and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Turn the heat to medium an continue to cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens to a thin syrup.
    4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Will keep for several months.

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