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Daniel's Thick Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

I thought I would post my thick Teriyaki sauce recipe for the friends who have asked.  It is good served over chicken, fish or beef with sushi rice or soba noodles.

Sauce Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke (optional)
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons of packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of crushed Chili pepper flakes

Thickener Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch


  1. In a sauce pan, mix all of the sauce ingredients and heat over medium heat and bring to a low boil.
  2. In a cup, stir the thickener ingredients until it dissolves completely.  If it sits more than a minute, you may have to re-stir it.
  3. Pour the thickener into the sauce pan and keep stirring and heating until it reaches desired thickness.  As it thickens, the sauce will turn clear.  If it becomes too thick, add a teaspoon of water after it has cooled a little.


Never add cornstarch directly to the sauce.  Always dissolve it first.

Let the sauce cool off for an hour or more before using.  This will let it thicken a little more and it will  taste better.

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