Teriyaki Glaze - Basic Recipe


SourceJacob Burton
Prep time1 hour
RecipesGlaze Sauces Sauces, Soups & Stocks
Site CategoriesIngredients Citrus Oranges Mirin Soy Sauce Sugar Vinegar Rice Wine Vinegar


A basic teriyaki glaze that can be used as is or doctored with extra flavors to create your own, unique sauce.


4cSoy Sauce (Low Sodium Kikoman)
2cVinegar, Rice Wine
2 Oranges


  1. Combine all ingredients except for oranges in a large sauce pot and bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Zest oranges into sauce pot, cut in half, squeeze juice into pot and drop halved oranges into pot as well.
  3. Once sauce comes to a simmer, reduce heat to low, so that the sauce maintains an extremely gentle simmer.
  4. Continue to simmer for exactly 45 minutes.
  5. After 45 minutes, pass finished sauce through a strainer and chill. Will keep for up to a month in the refrigerator.


Again, this is a simple base recipe that can be easily doctored. Here are some ideas to customize this sauce:


  • Switch out some or all of the sugar with brown sugar for a darker, richer, teriyaki glaze.
  • Substitute the 2 cups of water for fresh fruit juice such as pineapple, apple, orange, etc.
  • Add fresh herbs the last 10 minutes of the simmering such as thyme, cilantro, Thai Basil, scallions, etc.


Joined: 08/06/2013
Stella Stars: 20
mirin ?
Hi chef
what is the best substitute for mirin ?i cant find japanese alcoholic stuff in here :((
Jacob Burton
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Joined: 11/01/2010
Stella Stars: 17890
If you can get your hands on
If you can get your hands on Sake, use that. If not, a white cooking wine is fine.

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