Time for Teriyaki, but I mean the real thing, not the over sweetened, thick and gummy dish we typically see in restaurants. It’s so easy to make your own and it seems you can buy small bottles of Sake.
The “teri” in Teriyaki means “glossy,” and that’s the secret of this — you coat an ingredient with a light, thin glaze to give it incredible sweet-savory flavor and a lovely, shiny sheen. Wonderful! The sugar and Mirin in the sauce, by the way, they are what create that lovely gloss.
Teriyaki is a delicious method for preparing chicken, fish or beef; fast and easy, too. The basic cooking method is to grill or broil, or cook in a pan, and it is superb on barbecue!
Sorry I don’t have a proper image.
- 3.5 dl Japanese Soya Sauce
- 1.2 dl Mirin
- 2.3 dl Sake Japanese rice wine
- 50 gr raw sugar white will do as well
- 1 clove garlic crushed (optional)
- 1,5cm cube fresh ginger thinly sliced (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes until the liquid reduces by 1/3 (make sure the surface is bubbling lightly). The sauce does gets foamy towards the end; just stir it for a moment. Once cool that will disappear.
- Once the teriyaki sauce is ready, remove and discard the garlic and/or ginger, if you're using, so it doesn't overpower. Allow the sauce to come to room temperature, and use. Store leftover sauce in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.