​Teriyaki Sauce

1/2 cup water

5 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons Honey Ginger Vinegar

2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil

3 tablespoons soy sauce (regular or low sodium)

1/2-1 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

Pinch of black pepper

 

​Combine all ingredients in a small pot.  Simmer the sauce 6-9 minutes until reduced by half and slightly thickened (it will thicken a bit more when it cools).  Watch to be sure it doesn't dry out and burn.  Remove from heat and let it come to room temperature.

 

When using, drizzle a light layer on your food and cook most of the way through.  A couple minutes before the food is cooked, add another layer of sauce.  Serve the remaining sauce on the side.

 

This sauce can also be used as a marinade or a dressing for an Asian-style salad or slaw.

 

​*  Note that because this sauce contains sugar, it will easily burn.  When grilling, it's nice to use a foil pan or grill mat.  The sauce will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.