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A Healthy Teriyaki Sauce {Sugar Free}

Never buy teriyaki sauce again. With this super quick recipe for a sugar free, healthy teriyaki sauce you can have dinner on the table in a flash. Use it to whip up teriyaki chicken, salmon or beef, or make a simple vegetable stir fry.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Kitchen Basics
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 Makes 1/2 cup
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) tamari or light soy sauce
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) mirin
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) sake
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger


  • Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Bring the sauce to the boil, and simmer gently for 5 - 10 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced by 1/3.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Strain the sauce into a glass jar, and use immediately or store in the fridge until required.


This quantity of teriyaki sauce (1/2 cup) is sufficient to marinate 500g of meat, which I find is enough for a large stir fry with lots of vegetables. If marinating larger amounts of meat, you may need to double the recipe.