Easy Homemade Teriyaki Marinade/Sauce

Hi everyone! I know I’ve been in “hiding” for a bit….trying to get this whole motherhood, baby, housekeeping, sanity-maintaining thing down. We’re doing pretty good, Brynne is two months old today! I can’t believe how fast time has gone by!

Today I just wanted to share a super quick and easy teriyaki sauce/marinade recipe with you. It’s been a go-to for me over the past few weeks because it’s so easy to make and really works well with just about any protein. We’ve been doing lots of stir frys lately for dinner as they’re so fast to make and can be as healthy as you’d like them to be.

All you need is cooked brown rice or quinoa, usually marinated chicken but we’ll occasionally do beef, and a bag of fresh or frozen stir fry vegetables. A little oil in the wok and dinner is pretty much done!

This marinade also makes for a great teriyaki sauce, just follow the recipe below and adjust your sweetness if necessary. I like to mix the sauce with a little tamari for a really yummy Asian salad dressing.

 

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Easy Homemade Teriyaki Marinade/Sauce
This marinade works on anything! Chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, salmon....heck I'm sure it would even go great with tofu if you were so inclined. Super easy to make and will keep in the fridge for two weeks. This recipe will easily marinade a pound of protein. Double it or half it (or heck quadruple it!) as needed. Enjoy!
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people (or 2 with leftovers)
Ingredients
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people (or 2 with leftovers)
Ingredients
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, orange juice, sesame oil, garlic, sriracha and/or honey
  3. To grate ginger, take a small pairing knife and gently peel skin off. Using a microplane, grate the fresh ginger directly into mixture. Use a spoon to scrape remaining ginger off back of microplane if necessary.
  4. Whisk all ingredients together. Pour into gallon bag or glass container with protein. Allow protein to marinate for at least 1 hour in mixture.
Sauce
  1. Add mixture to saucepan, bring to boil and reduce to simmer, stirring gently.
  2. Cook until reduced to desired consistency. Keep an eye out, this sticky sauce can cook down quickly!
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