I’m not 100% sure when I started making my own Teriyaki sauce but there have been some great meals since I did. Today’s meal was another that goes into the that was yum category.
You can do a search online for Teriyaki sauce and you’ll find that everyone has their own method. Some add garlic some don’t. For mine it’s a good thumb sized chunk of ginger (chopped as fine as you can)… about 50% soya .. 25% Mirin .. and then I’ll vary the rest of the ingredients a bit.
I believe it was in an Asian place in town called Yum Yums that I got the idea to cut the steak up as thinly as possible (probably a beef Lok Lak . I marinade the meat in the teriyaki sauce for an hour or so before hand. Flash fry it and it’s ready in a minute or so … I’ll also add in a peeled / grated carrot and a courgette. Maybe a shallot as well. You don’t really get spring onions here unfortunately :( or I’d add in a few to the mix. All in all very quick, very tasty. Not a huge favourite with little people though she loves the meat just not the veg. She loves the sauce as well.
And here we have the end result on a bed of rice.
A great thing about making your own teriyaki sauce is it’s always different. Add some rice vinegar … add some sugar .. add some garlic it’s fun to experiment.
This is a recipe that I used make for myself when I was in my teens and I really love it. It may not look like much at the end but god it’s nice and very filling.
You’re going to need Vegetables. In general I’ll use a veg mix as it’s just a lot handier and there’s generally one in the freezer.
Mangetout / Peppers / Onion / Mushroom really anything you think will work well (I didn’t mention Bean Sprouts with the recent outbreaks).
The mix one I used below has some Brocolli in it.
You’ll need Rice (used a non starchy / sticky kind), Soya Sauce and an Egg or two depending on how much you’re making.
If you don’t have any rice throw it on first as actually making the stir fry takes about 10 minutes in total.
Start by frying your veg in a little bit of olive oil.
It’s a frozen mix so you want to make sure it’s fully heated up. Add some Soya Sauce
Add in some rice ( I’ll generally have some left over rice from a meal the night before I always make extra)
Mix it all and heat up the rice. Depending on the rice if it’s starchy it may stick to the pan. Add in some more soya sauce.
Add in your beaten egg and mix it all fairly lively
It’s quick .. it’s filling it may not look like much but I love it. I tried with a bit of Lea & Perrins sauce here but you really want a Rich Soya Sauce for it’s extra savoury / salty flavour