Friday, 24 October 2014

Teriyaki Sauce

Well it has been a while since my last post! There has been a lot going on this year, but now the weather is a bit warmer and summer is just around the corner, I'm going to update Ben's Food Blog a bit more often.

I thought I would start with something simple and easy to do. Teriyaki Sauce. Teriyaki anything is always so tasty, but when you make it from scratch, it always seems to taste that much better. 

There are a few ingredients I always have handy at home - Chilli Flakes, Ginger, Garlic, Peanut Butter, Sesame Oil, Mirin, Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecup Manis) and Soy Sauce.

There is so many sauces and flavours from these ingredients. Peanut Butter, Chilli Flakes and Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecup Manis) will make a peanuty Satay sauce. Soy Sauce and Garlic cooked with chicken pieces. And many more.

My brother first made us Teriyaki Sauce. The first few times he did it was amazing. He did cook us Teriyaki chicken one night and it seemed a lot more salty than it should. He forgot the sugar side of the sauce. Was a good laugh though. 

Teriyaki is a mixture of sweet and salty together make the perfect sticky sauce.

What you need:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tbs mirin
1 1/2 tbs brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp minced ginger
1/4 tsp sesame oil

How to:
1) Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat until sugar is dissolved.

You can use this on Chicken, Fish, Beef or Pork. 

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