CSA Cooking Show: Simple Teriyaki Sauce

Homemade teriyaki sauce is sweet and tangy and one of our go-to sauces for marinades and stir fry recipes. The fresh orange juice in this teriyaki sauce gives it a zing that you don’t get from the bottled stuff. You can choose to keep it liquidy or easily thicken it with some corn starch for a sticky and sweet coating. We also added some awesome substitions if you’re open to trying new ingredients in this tried and true recipe. If you ever struggle with a picky kid who hates vegetables, teriyaki sauce might be the magic you’re missing.

With just 5 ingredients that most local families have in their pantry and 5 minutes you can whip up this versatile sauce. Marinade your chicken, beef, or tofu for a few hours to amplify the flavors and tenderness of your protein. You can also toss this sauce with your favorite noodles or drizzle all over your fish. Smother your roasted vegetables or serve it on the side for some fun finger-food dipping. Teriyaki sauce is simple and delicious. We added some awesome substitions if you’re open to trying new ingredients in this tried and true recipe. We recommend you try it in our Beef Chow Fun or Beef Dim Sum (Potstickers) recipes!

Simple Teriyaki Sauce

This recipe makes about 2 cups of sauce


  • ½ C. Orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 C. Shoyu or Liquid Aminos
  • ⅓ C. Sugar or Honey
  • 1 inch piece Ginger, grated
  • 5 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Optional: corn starch (for thickening), sliced green onion, mirin (rice wine), Hawaiian chili pepper for spice, sesame oil


  1. In a container with a lid, mix together all of your ingredients.
  2. If you want a thicker sauce, create a slurry with 2 Tbsp. cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water then add this mixture to your sauce. Keep adding cornstarch till you reach your desired thickness.
  3. Cover and store in the fridge until use. Lasts for 1 week.

Watch how it’s made on our YouTube channel HERE!

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