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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Poached Chicken With Teriyaki Sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

1 1/2 cups sake (one of those cute little bottles)
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2-3 inch piece of ginger (to taste), unpeeled, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 cup mirin
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1-2 teaspoons sambal oelek (to taste)
1 bunch green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced

Simmer sake, soy sauces, and ginger over medium heat until reduced by about half.  Strain and set aside.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add garlic and cook until softened, being careful not to let it brown.

Increase heat to medium, add mirin, and cook until the alcohol smell is gone. 

Add pineapple juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, honey, sesame oil, and sambal oelek and simmer and stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved.  Add the strained sake/soy/ginger mixture.  Add the green onions.  Continue cooking at a low boil until sauce is reduced by about half.

Use as a dipping sauce, glaze, or marinade.

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