Cook teriyaki sauce rather than buying a bottle. Homemade always tastes better.

Basic Teriyaki Sauce

Recipe presented by Jay Andrews
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 cup Mirin
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup Sake such as Sho Chiku Bai Classic or Gekkeikan
  • ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar


  1. Whisk together the mirin, soy sauce, sake and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and continue cooking for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Take the pan off the stove and let the teriyaki sauce cool to room temperature. Store teriyaki sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.