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Best Teriyaki Sauce

Best Teriyaki Sauce

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This is great as a sauce, glaze or marinade, and everyone always raves about it. You can substitute any pepper in place of the habanero if you'd like, but it's not too spicy with it. Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 1374 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Combine soy sauce, grapefruit juice, hoisin sauce, ketchup, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, habanero pepper, and garlic in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally. Strain sauce to remove pepper and garlic. Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to use.
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I liked this recipe. It was nice and thick and had a good flavor. Don't be afraid of the habanero. It does not make the sauce too hot. We made bonsai burgers with this sauce. Yum! I might cut back just a pinch on the ginger next time. But, there will definitely be a next time! Thanks for the recipe!


This is really good. I use it whenever I run out of teriyaki sauce for my stir-fry veggies. The best part is that it's made of all ingredients I always have on hand!

Leigh Sheppard

The level of saltiness in this recipe is totally dependent upon the saltiness of the soy sauce you use. If the soy sauce is too salty for your taste, your teriyaki sauce will be too salty too. Some brands of soy sauce have way more salt than others. I find that Kikkoman is very salty, as is Yamasa. I love the flavour and colour of Yamasa, but find it too salty, so I control the saltiness by using different ratios of the dark soy sauce with low sodium soy sauce.