This Teriyaki Marinade Recipe is outa this world! Sweet, salty, garlicky and flavorful! No matter what you’re grilling – steak, pork or chicken this is THE recipe to try! You’re going to love how these flavors enhance whatever it’s on!
Teriyaki Marinade Recipe
Today I’m sharing my favorite marinade. Hands down the BEST. STEAK. EVER!!
This is my Aunt and Uncle’s recipe and they shared it with me years ago. I remember grilling at there home and thinking that my steak was going to melt in my mouth. They were lucky enough to share it with me and I’m sharing it with you!
Since Memorial Day is right around the corner, which is kinda sorta the official start of backyard cookouts, this is a recipe you should definitely try!
I’d like to back-up a bit though. What is Memorial Day really about? It’s not about bbq’s and get-togethers. Memorial Day was created to honor those that have given their lives in the service of their country.
My Dad served in the Army, as did my Great Grandpa Guy – if you haven’t read this blog from a couple of years back, please click on this link. It’s an amazing (true) story. Hard to believe, but well… just click on the link and you’ll see what I’m talking about!
What isn’t eaten immediately I carefully wrap well and freeze. A filet is my favorite cut for teriyaki steak.
Teriyaki Sauce Marinade
Grocery list for Teriyaki Marinade Recipe
- low sodium soy sauce
- brown sugar
- ginger root
- sesame seed oil
- green onions
- your favorite cut of steak!
Simple right? You probably even have these marinade ingredients in your pantry!
Is Teriyaki Marinade Recipe the same as Teriyaki Sauce?
The difference is the thickness of the sauce. A marinade is meant to slowly absorb into the protein and a sauce is used on the finished meal.
How do you thicken teriyaki sauce with brown sugar?
If you want a thick sauce, make a slurry with cornstarch – about 1 tablespoon cold water with 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Stir until smooth add to the sauce and bring to a boil. It thickens quickly!
What’s the difference between hibachi and teriyaki?
Teriyaki is full of ingredients and flavor, the result is a saucy sheen – hibachi uses just soy sauce for flavoring.
Quick Teriyaki Marinade
We usually have an audience when we grill and last night was no different!
Max carefully supervised to make sure Dan got it just right! All joking aside, my hubby is an amazing grill master – he uses an old fashioned charcoal grill, we love the smokey flavor!
Steps to make Teriyaki Marinade Recipe
Making this marinade is so simple and it’s hard to believe it could be so delicious!
- Chopping and mincing the ginger and onions.
- Measuring the few ingredients, pour into a plastic bag.
- Mix the ingredients well, add your protein and refrigerate.
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This reminds me we need a new brush for the grill!
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- 2 cups low sodium soy sauce
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 inch piece ginger root grated
- 2 cloves garlic grated or minced
- ¼ cup sesame seed oil
- 1 bunch green onions chopped (green and white parts)
- Slice the green onions thinly.
- Mince the garlic.
- Grate the fresh ginger.
- Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Mix well and add meat. To be safe, I put the Ziploc bag in a large bowl in case it springs a leak.
- Be sure to remove the meat from the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes prior to grilling.
- Marinade 2-3 pounds of steak or chicken about 2 hours, turning occasionally. If using shrimp or tofu, reduce marinade time to 20-30 minutes. Grill & enjoy!