This sauce is far superior to those you will find in jars at the supermarket…its relatively quick to whip up a batch when you need it, and you can store any leftover in the fridge. As always, fresh ingredients are key! You can alter amounts in this recipe, and even have fun adding other flavors (pineapple teriyaki, anyone?), but don’t mess with fresh!


1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/8 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger (I find its easiest to peel using a sterling silver spoon, a trick my Aunt taught me)

1 large clove of garlic, minced

2 teaspoons cornstarch


1) Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, & garlic in a food processor; blend until smooth. Pour into microwave safe container, microwave about 1 minute…the idea is to heat up the sauce sufficiently to melt the sugar and allow for the corn starch to melt in easily.

2) When you serve your soy sauce over your meal, you can add some nice touches like toasted sesame seeds & chopped scallions for added flavor!