4/01/2008

Oh-so-yummy Teriyaki Sauce

Restaurant Teriyaki Sauce
I love that sweet, thick teriyaki sauce you get at restaurants. This is our version and a family favorite. I like to roll chicken in corn starch, cook in a frying pan with a small amount of oil, ginger, etc., add veggies and this sauce. Yum! The kids love it. You can adjust the spices, honey, etc., to your taste.

Sauce ingredients:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 ½ cup water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
8 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/8 cup cold water (or pineapple juice)

Mix all but cornstarch and the ¼ c. cold water in a sauce pan and begin heating. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and dissolve. Add to sauce in pan. Heat until sauce bubbles and thickens (it's important to get the sauce to bubble so it boils out the "cornstarch" taste). You can add more water if it gets too thick. Serve with your favorite veggies and meats for an easy stir-fry! It's a great way to get my kids to eat tofu chunks, they gobble it up.