Teriyaki Marinade

Teriyaki Marinade

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

Soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic and ginger combine in this teriyaki-inspired marinade for grilled chicken or pork chops.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sake or mirin
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger


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  1. Whisk soy sauce, sake (or mirin), brown sugar, garlic and ginger in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Nutrition note: Based on Test Kitchen results, 2 teaspoons of marinade are absorbed per serving.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¼ cup
  • Per serving: 6 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 1 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 104 mg sodium; 8 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free food

Reviews 4

November 21, 2017
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By: Pv2011
I didn't have any sake or mirin so, I made the recipe without it. It was still super good!!
July 19, 2017
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By: aphrospice
Super easy and quick to transform a boring weeknight chicken dinner into a flavorful feast.
April 22, 2017
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By: Sharon DuBois
Easy and delicious. I will definitely make this again.
January 16, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Teriyaki marinade, easy, scrumptious. I used this marinade on chicken spareribs and barbequed them on a silicone sheet. These little ribs are superior to wings as they have plenty pf meat on them. All of them vanished quickly as they are so moorish. I intend to try in on salmon next. Pros: Easy to prepare, addictive flavour, not too sticky Cons: None watsoever
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