Date-Sweetened Teriyaki Sauce
Enjoy teriyaki sauce without the refined sugar! This date-sweetened teriyaki sauce has all the umami flavor and sweetness you'd expect from the traditional sauce. Super quick to make and stores well!
vegan sauce, vegan teriyaki sauce
soy sauce (dark soy sauce is great if you can find it unsweetened)
medjool or deglet noor dates (pitted and coarsely chopped)
fresh ginger (chopped (about 1 of the root, peeled if desired))
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Strain out date, garlic, and ginger pulp (reserve for a later use), and return the liquid back to the pan.
Mix cornstarch and cold water together in a small bowl, then add to the saucepan, whisking to combine.
Heat over medium heat, stirring often until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.