How far away from our “roots” have we wandered when we are surprised that things that we’ve only bought in a bottle all our lives can EASILY made at home?? Not to mention the fact that it’s also CHEAPER and far BETTER TASTING!
I’m almost embarrassed to admit that once again I’ve have discovered something that fits the bill exactly. Teriyaki Sauce.
To me, Teriyaki Sauce has always been something that you buy in a bottle at the grocery store. Either I am a very gullible person (which is entirely possible) or the advertising companies have done an excellent job in convincing the American public that Teriyaki Sauce DOES come from a bottle. :-)
Well, it’s time to turn that around. I am on a mission to find as many of these EASY homemade substitutions as I possibly can and share them with you. We could be together for a very long time! ;-)
The best part about making this sauce today was how delicious it was with our DINNER! But more about that later……
(The sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for one week.)
1 1/2 cups cold water
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce (if you want to make this Gluten Free…make sure you get a GF soy sauce.)
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or granulated garlic)
3 Tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Mix all 6 ingredients together in a saucepan and then put over medium heat on the stove.
Whisk it continually. (And don’t turn your back on it and walk away like I obviously did.) The color will change and darken as the sauce begins to thicken. Once it has thickened, take it off the heat.
Serve over grilled chicken, or fish, or rice and sauteed vegetables.
…you can do like we did and make Teriyaki Flank Steak Strips! (Which is just a fancy sounding name for a flank steak cut into strips, marinated in the teriyaki sauce for about 30 minutes, and cooked on the grilled!)
This was a HUGE HIT with the meat-loving contingent in this house. (Which is everyone.) PLUS, it’s another Gluten-Free recipe to add to my collection of go-to dinners.
I have to say it does my heart good when I hear every single person at the table say how GOOD the meal is! Needless to say there wasn’t a SPECK of meat left at the end of dinner. No leftovers = a good problem to have. :-)
I will be making this WINNING COMBINATION again soon!