Teriyaki Chive Barbecue Sauce

Teriyaki is a traditional Japanese grilling sauce. The flavors vary throughout the world and the ingredients have evolved over time, but all tend to include a soy sauce and rice vinegar mixture that typically includes ginger. This recipe is amazing on fish, seafood and chicken. For best results, the recipe can be used as a marinade as well as a mopping sauce. Grilled tuna teriyaki, grilled salmon teriyaki, and even grilled teriyaki vegetables (zucchini, mushrooms, and Japanese eggplant) are tantalizing.

Makes 1 cup of sauce and takes 5 minutes to prepare


½ cup of tamari soy sauce
½ cup brown rice vinegar
¼ cup sesame oil
¼ cup mirin sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely sliced fresh lemongrass
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon honey
1 Serrano chili pepper sliced with thin seeds in tact (1 small pinch of red chili flakes can be substituted)


Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well mixed. Marinate fish, chicken, vegetables or meat for up to 30 minutes and grill. Use as a mopping sauce at the very end of the grilling process.