Would you believe there are as many teriyaki restaurants as there are Starbucks in Seattle? Well, maybe not as many but certainly there are a ton. In fact, there are five of them within 2 miles of my house compared to three Starbucks. Although teriyaki is Japanese most of the teriyaki restaurants in town are owned by Koreans. Most of them use similar recipes for their teriyaki sauce and you wouldn’t believe how ridiculously easy it is to make at home. I should forewarn any purists out there that this recipe is Korean restaurant style and not an authentic Japanese version. My uncle used to own a deli and we would prepare teriyaki for the lunch hour. This is where I learned to make teriyaki sauce. Its sweet in flavor and is a great finishing sauce for any grilled meat or vegetables. I would also like to disclose right now that this recipe uses garlic powder- I can hear the virtual gasps happening right now as you read this. It is what it is. You can always substitute fresh garlic.. whatever makes you happy! Enjoy! [/donotprint]
Grilled Salmon Teriyaki Recipe
Ingredients and Directions for Grilled Teriyaki Salmon
salt and pepper
non stick spray
teriyaki sauce *see recipe below
green onions, slivered (as much or little as you like)
Heat grill on high heat. Spray grill with non-stick spray and cook salmon (skin side up, flesh side down) for 5 minutes. Turn salmon fillets over and cook for another 4-6 minutes until salmon is cooked through. Drizzle teriyaki sauce over salmon to your liking. Top off with green onion slivers. Enjoy!
Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (pls. use organic San-J Tamari sauce for gluten-free)
1/3 cup cold water
2 teaspoons corn starch
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
*optional 1 tsp. grated ginger and 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
In a medium pan add all the ingredients except water and corn starch. In a small cup dissolve corn starch and water before adding to sauce pan. Cook sauce on medium heat for 5 minutes occasionally stirring. Serve immediately and store any left overs in the refrigerator for future use.