What is your favorite cut of steak? When my folks visit often times I will go to Costco and get a whole beef tenderloin. It takes a bit of time to properly trim off the fat and silver skin, but what you’re left with are several amazing filet mignon steaks!
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!