There’s one thing about teriyaki sauce that makes it barely addictive. It’s candy, salty, and clings properly to no matter meat you placed on it so that you get a lot of taste with every chunk. Teriyaki hen has lengthy been a favourite of mine at any time when I’d see it on the menu at a Japanese restaurant.
So after beginning Paleo I simply had to determine a technique to seize that taste and deconstruct the elements so I didn’t should really feel responsible about it. I didn’t notice nearly the whole lot must be subbed out or upgraded.
Teriyaki sauce usually begins off with soy sauce as a base, and there’s a complete debate over whether or not soy sauce is Paleo, and in that case in case you ought to use one which’s gluten-free, or low sodium, or use coconut aminos as an alternative. I prefer to keep away from the entire debate and simply use coconut aminos because it replicates the style properly and is Paleo pleasant.
Orange juice and honey give this teriyaki sauce its sweetness with out the necessity of any refined sugar. This helps to steadiness out the kick it will get from freshly grated ginger and minced garlic. It’s a a lot better possibility than the tons of brown sugar one of many main teriyaki sauce makes use of. Go along with freshly squeezed orange juice as an alternative of retailer purchased so that you just’re solely including actual sweetness from the orange with out added sugar.
As a substitute of utilizing garlic powder and powdered ginger I positively suggest going with their contemporary variations. The style is out-of-this-world higher and it isn’t actually even a comparability. You additionally get extra of the wholesome substances present in garlic and ginger so there’s an added bonus to going with contemporary.
Including in some chili flakes offers the sauce simply the correct amount of warmth, not sufficient so that you just even actually discover it when you’re consuming it, however there’s an aftertaste that’s properly warming. You too can simply depart them out in case you don’t like something spicy about your teriyaki sauce.
In my humble opinion the very best factor to adorn with this sauce is a superbly cooked hen breast. A detailed runner up is grilled sirloin with this sauce used as a coating whereas grilling.
The true enjoyable of creating a batch of this sauce is attempting it on all kinds of various meats and cuts of meat. You’ll in all probability uncover your individual private favorites after you have some readily available. It’s super-easy to double the recipe and get twice as a lot to make use of later.