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

How to Make Ginger Sesame Teriyaki Sauce


  1. Mix 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!
  2. Note: 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

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About Ginger Sesame Teriyaki Sauce

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

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