Peach-Kissed Teriyaki Sauce
Updated: Aug 16, 2022
Teriyaki sauce is very easy to make. This teriyaki sauce is SO MUCH BETTER! This is a vegetarian, gluten-free AND vegan sauce that uses simple ingredients. One of those ingredients though, is from Celeste Oliva of Concord, NH. With their peach-balsamic vinegar, this brings a whole new level of flavor to a teriyaki sauce that just makes your dish sing! It also offers a nice palate-cleanser effect so you can enjoy the other flavors in your dish.
This was a sauce I created to use with some of our Asian cravings. And, it is definitely a sauce on my permanent rotation list! Please note that this is a large-batch recipe. You can easily halve the amount for a smaller batch.
16 oz Pineapple juice, fresh (1/4 C reserved*) 8 oz Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) 1/4 C Ginger, finely chopped 1/4 C Garlic, finely minced 1/4 C Celeste Oliva Peach Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 C Cornstarch* 1/4 C Organic Cane Sugar Take your reserved pineapple juice and cornstarch to a mixing container. Mix this well until there are no lumps. Set this aside. In a small pot on medium heat, simply add the rest of your ingredients. Stir well to help encourage the sugar to dissolve. Stay close by to make sure this does not boil over! As this warms up, there will be some foam that will collect. Simply remove that with a spoon. The sugar should be dissolved within the first five minutes of medium heat. Reduce the heat to low/low-medium until you have a simmer. Every few minutes, stir your mixture to help avoid this from burning on the bottom of the pan. You want to reduce the content by half. Time frame will vary based on type of stove-top you are using. By using a smaller pot, the sauce can take its time to enhance while you time-manage the rest of the meal you are making. Continue to stir for the next 15 minutes.
While still on simmer, grab a whisk and your pineapple-cornstarch slurry. Slowly drizzle in your teriyaki sauce. Within seconds, this is going to start to thicken fast. As soon as the consistency changes, turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner to finish whisking.
When you are done, you should have a gentle syrup-like sauce, capable of being drizzled, tossed to coat or painted onto your dish.
Celest Oliva is a Concord, NH based business that features an incredible line of premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars and more! Visit their website as they have many wonderful products available!