How to Make Pei Wei Teriyaki Sauce

A chain of Asian restaurants, Pei Wei serves fast cuisine to diners in cities across the United States. One of the dishes on their menu, Japanese-style teriyaki combines meat, vegetables and rice with a tasty sauce.Teriyaki sauce blends sweet and salty in a flavorful condiment. Replicating this sauce at home requires only a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of time.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 tsp. freshly grated ginger

  • 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp. molasses

  • 1 tbsp. grated orange zest (optional)

  • Saucepan

  • Whisk

  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup water

Step 1

Combine 1 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, molasses and orange zest in the saucepan.

Step 2

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk together the cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup water.

Step 3

Pour the combined cornstarch and water into the boiling sauce mixture. Reduce the heat to medium.

Step 4

Continue to heat the sauce mixture for 5 minutes at a simmer, whisking the entire time, until slightly thickened. Remove sauce from heat, and let it stand while it continues to thicken. Whisk in 1 to 2 tbsp. water if the mixture becomes too thick for use.

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