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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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I made a recipe (coming up soon!) that called for teriyaki sauce, but I didn’t want to go buy something I knew I could make on my own and avoid a lot of junk ingredients.  This sauce turned out really well.  At first it was missing something and I couldn’t quite decide what it was. I tried more honey, but that didn’t fix it. I finally figured out that it needed more ginger.  I had no idea that ginger was the taste behind teriyaki!

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 teaspoons dry ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Dissolve arrowroot powder/corn starch in 1/4 cup cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a small pan, combine water, soy sauce, ginger, honey and garlic.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Add cornstarch/water mixture to pan, whisking constantly.
  5. Cook until thickened.
  6. Remove from heat.
Adapted from Heavenly Homemakers

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