Teriyaki Marinade

Chicken teriyaki
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 2 cups (serves 10)
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Want to get that great Teriyaki flavor into your favorite dish? This marinade is sure to add flavor to whatever you're grilling. This marinade works particularly well with pork and poultry. You can make an extra batch, simmer it until thickened and drizzle on top of sliced grilled meats and vegetables. Either way, this is fantastic.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup/240 mL soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL water
  • 3/4 cup/180 mL brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons/15 mL vegetable oil
  •  3 medium green onions, finely sliced (both white and green parts)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir gently until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately or store in refrigerator, covered for 6-7 days after preparation.

2. Marinate beef, pork and lamb for 4-24 hours.  Chicken and other poultry for 2-12 hours.  Fish, seafood and vegetable and meat substitutes for 1 hour.

3. If using as a sauce. Bring ingredients to a medium simmer.  Stir occasionally and watch for burning.

Reduce heat as needed.  Let mixture simmer for 5-6 minutes.  If still runny then thick with cornstarch. Dissolve 2 teaspoons/10 mL cornstarch in 2 tablespoons/30 mL water.  Turn heat up to medium high and add mixture, stir in for 30 seconds to activate the cornstarch. Remove from heat, let mixture thoroughly cool, and use.