Variation No. 1
Using the Japanese sake and mirin wines (available in most Asian markets), this teriyaki sauce recipe is simple and sweet. Use as a sauce or marinade for chicken, fish or other meat.
Combine soy sauce, sake, mirin and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Can be used immediately or cooled and refrigerated.
Variation No. 2
Use this as a marinade or for basting. Try to use brown sugar, if possible, instead of white sugar; the molasses adds a certain texture and quality. If you want to add some extra "bite" to the sauce, increase the measure of grated ginger.
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat on stove until the brown sugar is dissolved and all the ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Variation No. 3
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate for one hour. May also be used as a great marinade for chicken, shrimp or beef.