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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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 228kcal Calories from fat 4
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3517mg 147%
Carbohydrate 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 35g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Adapted from Heavenly Homemakers

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