I really didn't intend on sharing a new recipe, but I made a really yummy teriyaki dish tonight and instinctively ran to get the camera so I could share a pic! :-) It's really easy to make and a very nice alternative to take-out, especially if you're worried about MSG or other additives. I found a recipe online for home made teriyaki sauce and tweeked it just a bit. I was really impressed with the taste!
Vegetable Teriyaki w/Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients (adapted from here)
1.5 cups cold water
*1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-2 tbsp Organic, Grade B Maple Syrup
*1/2 cup soy sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp organic cornstarch
1 tsp safflower oil
*The original recipe called for 3/4 cup brown sugar. I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge fan of refined sugar, but I wasn't sure how substituting all of it for another, more natural sweetener (like maple syrup) would effect the outcome. I decided to cut back just a bit and it worked out well.
*Soy Sauce may cause MSG reactions in some MSG sensitive people. I can handle certain brands, but the homemade recipe is a great substitute!
Mix all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and stir constantly over medium heat, until sauce thickens and it's heated through. Sauce will keep fresh for one week in the fridge.
Vegetable Teriyaki Ingredients
1 large head of broccoli, chopped
1 cup onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 carrots, sliced diagonally 1/4 inch thick
2 cups snap peas
Place all vegetables in a steamer basket. Boil water and add basket. Steam 5-10 minutes, until vegetables are soft, but not too soft. Serve over brown rice, top with homemade sauce.
It's not the greatest picture but I was hungry so I just took a quick shot. ;-) Enjoy!