Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

I love teriyaki sauce. I have to say it's hard to find a good one at the grocery store. Mostly because the texture is too thin, or they're not sweet enough. Am I the only one with this problem? Probably not. Well the good news is, making teriyaki sauce is super simple and probably costs a couple bucks to make. This sauce comes out sweet, thick and just a tiny bit gingery.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Soy Sauce 
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 teaspoon of Ginger Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Sesame Seeds plus more to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons of Arrowroot Powder - can be subbed with Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup of cold water 


  • In a medium sauce pan mix brown sugar, soy sauce, water, ginger powder and garlic powder. Stir together until sugar is melted. Approximately 5 minutes.
  • Mix arrowroot powder with cold water in a separate container. 
  • Remove soy sauce sugar mixture from stove top and mix in arrowroot mixture, whisk together until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add sesame seeds.

I used mine as a marinade for a salmon dish. It came out great, plus you can use it as a dipping sauce on the side.