Easy Teriyaki Marinade
This is a “quick and dirty” version of teriyaki marinade you can use whenever the real thing isn't available. For best results use a Japanese soy sauce, such as Kikkoman. Chinese light soy sauce will impart a salty flavor to the marinade.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS ¼ cup
- ¼ cup Japanese soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons liquid honey
- 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
Combine the soy sauce, honey, and chopped ginger in a small bowl. Use as called for in the recipe, with 1 pound of chicken, pork, or beef.
Flavorful teriyaki marinade is what gives Japanese dishes such as grilled teriyaki chicken their sweet flavor. (The word teriyaki comes from the Japanese words teri, meaning “luster,” and yaki, meaning “roast.”) Authentic teriyaki marinades use a combination of Japanese mirin rice wine, granulated sugar, and fresh ginger. Liquid honey makes a convenient substitute for the mirin in Easy Teriyaki Marinade.