Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

This is the final project for the February edition of Kitchen Matrix.  I was in charge of choosing the ingredients for this month's challenges, to be inspired by the Kitchen Matrix Cookbook by Mark Bittman.  This group is the brainchild of my friend, Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla.

I had never heard of Bittman before this challenge.  He is the food writer for the NY Times so I probably had made some of his recipes without realizing it.  Cam was a long time fan of Bittman's and loved the idea behind this cookbook.  She invited other bloggers to join her in a year long challenge of creating one recipe per week inspired by the book.  I was happy to join her. We would be happy to have you join us too.  Learn more about it in Cam's information post.

I chose the following chapters for this month's recipes:
  • Vegetable soups.  I made a Minsetrone that I served up as a first course at a family dinner.
  • Roasted Chicken.  I was inspired to make a Chinese style recipe.
  • Braised Potatoes.  I made this version, braised in wine and served it as a side to the roasted chicken.
  • Condiments.  I decided to make this Homemade Teriyaki Sauce that I'm sharing today.

I never realized that homemade teriyaki would be so easy to make and require products that I always have on hand.   I used garlic paste and ginger paste but will use fresh when I have it available.  I won't be buying bottled teriyaki any longer.

It only takes minutes to make, will last for months in the refrigerator and is much less expensive than the store bought version.

I used it to flavor some stir fry veggies that were served along with the roast chicken and braised potatoes.  It was the perfect accompaniment.

Teriyaki Sauce
inspired by Kitchen Matrix by Mark Bittman

1/2 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. hot water
1 T. ginger paste
1 t. garlic paste

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan.  Bring to a boil.  Whisk to combine.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Refrigerate leftovers.  Print Recipe

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  1. Hooray! We actually picked different recipes this week. I can't believe how easy this is. Can't wait to try it.

  2. Harley loves terriyaki chicken. I will have to try making my own sauce!

  3. Who needs store bought when this is so easy! As Cam said, yay! We all picked different recipes!

  4. I love teriyaki sauce but have never made my own. This looks like a great recipe to try!


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