versatile, teriyaki sauce can be used flavor meats, seafood, vegetables
or rice. Especially wonderful on grilled foods, teri means "glazed" and
yaki means "seared with heat."
Used as a marinade
or seasoning, teriyaki is a Japanese sauce made with
, spices and wine (usually sake
Ultimately versatile, teriyaki gives foods a sweet-savory flavor and a
lustrous, mahogany-colored glaze. It can be added to meats, poultry,
seafood or vegetables before, during or after cooking.
Varieties and Buying Tips
Commercially prepared teriyaki is available in several different
varieties, including original and low-sodium. Low-sodium tends to be a
little sweeter and full-bodied because extra seasonings have been added
to maintain the overall flavor.
You will also find
thicker sauces specially made for basting and glazing, or flavored
varieties with roasted garlic or honey and pineapple (these make great
It's also easy to make your own teriyaki sauce recipe
Bottled teriyaki sauce should be refrigerated after opening. For the best flavor, use within three months.
• Personalize commercial teriyaki marinades with fresh lemon zest
and chopped herbs like basil
• Add crushed garlic
and a dash of wasabi
to marinate salmon
• Mix teriyaki with Dijon mustard
and oregano and brush onto grilled steaks
• Drizzle onto rice or canned baked beans for easy one-dish meals.
• Add teriyaki to your meatloaf mix and also use it to glaze the top.
• Use teriyaki sauce on hamburgers instead of ketchup.
• Top pizza crust with teriyaki instead of traditional tomato sauce.
• Add to spaghetti or Asian-style noodles and top with sliced green onions
and sesame seeds.
• Mix with sour cream
for a savory dip.
Try one of our favorite teriyaki sauce recipes:
Amanda's Korean Chicken
Hibachi Style Steak
Teriyaki Mushrooms a la Steve
beef, bell peppers, broccoli,
carrots, chicken, fish, garlic, ginger, green onions, ham, honey,
mushrooms, onions, oranges, pineapple, pork, rice, sesame seeds,
scallops, snow peas, salmon, tuna, turkey, water chestnuts