Ginger Sesame Teriyaki Sauce

Dee Stillwell


25 yrs ago I worked for a caterer named Helen, who made all her sauces and food from scratch. I always loved comming into the shop when she was making teriyaki sauce. The aroma would make me start smelled so heavenly. I recently reconnected with her on Facebook and asked if she still had the recipe. She has since misplaced it so I had to do an online search for one that had the same wonderful ingredients. Those included saki, fresh ginger, garlic etc. I found one in All Recipes and tweeked it to my tastes. I must say it is pretty close to Helen's recipe. yummm!

★★★★★ 3 votes
2 cups of sauce
15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


2/3 c
saki or mirin
1 c
soy sauce
4 1/2 tsp
rice vinegar
2 tsp
sesame oil
1/2 c
7 clove
garlic, minced
1 - 2 inch
knob of fresh ginger, peeled & grated
1/2 - 1 tsp
red pepper flakes, more or less to your taste
1/8 - 1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper, more or less to your taste
(i sometimes use chili garlic sauce or paste instead of the chili flakes and cayenne.)
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 tsp
sesame seeds
1 Tbsp
cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water


1Mix all ingredients together in saucepan. Bring to a slow boil over medium high heat. Stir in cornstarch and cook until thickened. Use as a marinade or glaze for kabobs, chicken, steak, fish, etc. Enjoy!
2Note: I made 4 times this recipe as I was making it for a party. My new electric mini chopper made fast work of the ginger and garlic prep. And yes, my whole house smells wonderful and my mouth is watering. yummm

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Marinades, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Asian
Hashtags: #sauce, #teriyaki