|Tasty Mr. Yoshida's style teriyaki sauce|
Mr. Yoshida's Gourmet Sauce is what I would call a classic teriyaki sauce--sweet and salty and delicious. It's widely available on the West Coast, but I've only found it once here in Iowa--at SAMs Club when it had accidentally been shipped to our local store. I can order it from Amazon, but since even with two-day shipping I can't get it here in time for my husband's birthday dinner, which I just found out will be Teriyaki Brisket.
At first I made this without all the water, and only 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, but it was way too strong. Adding the cup of water and two more tablespoons of cornstarch mellowed it out perfectly. This isn't exactly like Mr. Yoshida's, but it's close enough for me. I'm excited to try it on the brisket and will share those pics later. If I can remember.
Mr. Yoshida's Style Sauce
--adapted from Food.com
- 6 quarter-sized slices of fresh ginger
- 6 green onions, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 bottle (15 oz.) Kikkoman Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup Mirin
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 cup water
- Mix the corn starch and water in a bowl or liquid measuring cup and set aside.
- In a medium to large size heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, add all of the ingredients except for the corn starch and water. Stir occasionally as it comes to a boil. When it boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir the corn starch and water mixture and then stir it into the sauce. Simmer for another five minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Allow sauce to cool in the pot for an hour or so, then strain into a jar or bottle for storage. Refrigerate.