Monday, August 13, 2012

Made-from-Scratch Monday: Teriyaki Sauce

I've been making lots of things this week: bread, tortillas, cheese crackers, refried beans, and yogurt. I've really been enjoying the outcomes of all this do-it-yourselfing. And I feel good! That's probably the best part.

So I've set out to see what we still regularly use that's either completely or at least partially processed or fake. As I identify each of those things, I've been trying to find ways to replace them with made-from-scratch versions. Something that we're still consistently tied to is different sauces and dressings. A major staple at our house: teriyaki sauce. Stir fry is a regular at our house (usually at the end of my meal plan, using up the rest of my veggies).

I found an easy recipe right at home in this book that Jonny's mom gave me for Christmas last year:

1 Tbsp grated ginger
3 garlic cloves, mashed
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp rice vinegar (I didn't have rice vinegar, so I just used white)1 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
Mix ingredients together with a whisk
Unfortunately, I can't give you a final verdict on the turnout, because I got to the very end and discovered that the bottle of soy sauce I thought was full only had about a teaspoon left in it. So, it was good, but not great without enough soy sauce. I'll have to make it again and let you know. Feel free to try it out yourself and leave your review in the comments!

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