Tonight I made a dinner that my husband referred to as "the most frequently eaten meal in our house." I had never really thought about it that way but I do make it quite often - about 3 times a month or so.
I bake chicken thighs coated with Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce and tonights sides were cous cous and broccoli. Fortunately since my hubby made that comment tonight I already had a different spin on things.
I didn't have any of my favorite teriyaki sauce on hand so I decided to make my own. I found a few recipes online that sounded good and I mixed and matched and just "eyeballed it" as Rachel Ray would say. My hubby raved about it, I thought it was even better than the other and my son said "This awesome!" (After about 5 times we figured out what he was saying!!)
Here are my guesstimates on amounts for a recipe:
Whisk together all of the following:
- 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
- 3 Tblsp Honey
- 1-2 Tblsp Rice vinegar
- 1-2 Tblsp Sesame oil
- 2 large cloves garlic minced
- a 1 inch piece of ginger minced
- 1-2 Tblspns sesame seeds lightly toasted over Med/High heat
I have rice vinegar and sesame oil as a staple in my pantry but I'm sure you can substitute other types of vinegar and oil and the final product would turn out just as well. Remember - I didn't measure anything - which is one reason I'm writing this so that I can try to remember for next time!!!!
BTW this took about 5-10 minutes, basically about the time it took my oven to preheat and I was ready to go.