spicy teriyaki sauce on parchment next to wraps with a spoon

Spicy Teriyaki Sauce


Spice up your next meal with this sweet, spicy, tangy teriyaki sauce! Keep a jar of it on hand for anytime the craving strikes!



  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP honey (omit or sub brown sugar for vegan)
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp chili garlic paste (or sub 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes)
  • 3/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 TBSP corn starch


  1. In a saucepan, whisk together all ingredients except for the corn starch. Bring to a low boil over medium heat and let all sugar dissolve, approximately 1 minute. Carefully remove approximately 2 TBSP of the liquid. Whisk together with the corn starch to make a slurry, and return back to the saucepan. Whisk to incorporate it in and low boil for another 2-4 minutes until sauce thickens, continuing to occassionally stir. 
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to continue to thicken. Serve as desired or store in an airtight container (once cooled) in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 61
  • Sugar: 10.5 g
  • Sodium: 930 mg
  • Fat: .5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: .2 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

Keywords: vegetarian, vegan, asian, homemade, easy, 10 minutes, dairy free, gluten free

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