Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tasty Grain Free Teriyaki Sauce

So with the change to clean eating and wanting to ensure that there is no 'gluten' hidden in my foods it means finding the time and tasty recipes to make sauces, dips and marinades to go with my food from scratch. This one is a tasty one I came across on Pinterest and I wanted to try it out with a stir fry we were having this week. 
Tasty Teriyaki Sauce
What You Need
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice and a bit of the rind zest for extra flavor
  • 3 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger or pureed store bought
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes ... this is for a mild sauce feel free to add more if you like a bit more 'heat' in your sauce I will admit that I used a whole teaspoon in mine shown below cause it was just for myself and my spouse
  • 2 teaspoon tapioca flour (optional- if you want your sauce to be thicker quickly OR you can just boil it down on the stove to reduce to thickness desired. This is my preference cause than no added calories)
What You Do
  • Mix the coconut aminos, orange juice and zest, honey, ginger, garlic and chili flakes in a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat.
  •  If you are using tapioca flour, mix it with 2 tablespoon of cold water and add the mixture into the sauce and cook until thicken. 
  • If not using tapioca, just simmer the sauce until thickened.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge ~ will keep for a couple weeks

 Nutritional Information

Now the nutrtional breakdown from Calorie Count says that it is 'high in sugar' but that is natural sugar from the honey and orange juice verses refined sugars found in most 'store bought' sauces and marinades ... in comparison it is also much lower in calories and sodium than a store bought Teriyaki sauce would be PLUS I have the added confidence of knowing there is no cross contamination with gluten in the processing of the recipe!

This sauce is awesome as a glaze over salmon, chicken, beef on the BBQ or as a stir fry sauce, the based for a Pad Thai sauce and so forth!

If you give it a try would love to here your thoughts on the tastiness factor!

Have an amazing day!

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