Homemade Probiotic Teriyaki Sauce

I love marinating fish in teriyaki sauce. It adds such a unique flavor. If you have checked out the stuff in the store, these are the type of ingredients you’re likely to find:

  • Soy sauce (made with GMO soy beans)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (made with GMO corn)
  • Vinegar (made with GMO corn)
  • salt
  • spices (code word for MSG, see the whole MSG story here)
  • onion powder
  • succinic acid (a fermented sugar acid used as a sweetener)
  • garlic powder
  • sodium benzoate (an additive that is a known carcinogen and linked to hyperactive disorders in children)

First of all that is way too many GMO ingredients for me thank you very much! Plus I like the challenge of making something myself.  Start with buying a high-quality unpasteurized soy sauce. I really love Ohsawa Organic Nama Shoyu Unpasteruized Soy Sauce (wow that was a mouthful). They naturally ferment their soy sauce in cedar kegs for four years! It is delicious! You can find it at Whole Foods, or online at Amazon.com. It contains all of the natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria that you would expect from a traditionally produced,  raw food.

Homemade Probiotic Teriyaki Sauce

2 tsp ginger, minced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

2 Tbsp rice vinegar

2 Tbsp raw honey

2 Tbsp whey (learn how to make yogurt & whey here)

1 cup Ohsawa Organic Soy Sauce

Mix all ingredients together in a jar. Cover loosely with a cloth and let sit out at room temperature for 24 hours. This will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.

It makes an excellent marinate for sea food and chicken. I will post a delicious Oriental Tuna Steak recipe tomorrow. Enjoy!


  1. April 18, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Nama Shoyu is absolutely my favorite too! Opening a bottle of that is like opening fine wine – great aroma! Thanks for this recipe. I think I would use barley malt or rice syrup though, instead of honey.

  2. Be. said,

    April 18, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    Yum! I am looking forward to making this. How easy : )

  3. ybertaud9 said,

    April 18, 2012 at 6:16 AM

    Reblogged this on ByzantineFlowers and commented:
    A great alternative to store bought soy sauce/ teriyaki sauce! Another option is organic tamari sauce. 🙂

  4. April 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    Sounds easy enough…and wonderful. Thank you!

  5. Mary Miller said,

    April 18, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    watch out now about Rice Syrup, there is a recall on the stuff…just letting folks know, that honey maybe safer or barley malt…

    • April 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

      Mary, Thank you! I didn’t know that.

      • phoenixrisingpsychics said,

        April 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM

        no problems! Found out that there was significantly high arsenic levels in rice syrup (something about the concentration of what else was grown in the are, cotton, that caused the problem) But anyway, just avoid until they figure out how to leach the fields of the poison…

  6. April 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Chica, you always amaze me! This looks so good. 🙂

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  10. May 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I am sooooo glad you posted this recipe. I am a raw food, organic vegetarian eater and fight against Monsanto every day. Thank you !!!

  11. Roberto Organek said,

    July 24, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    I love to eat seafoods because they are very tasty. Seafoods are also very rich in iodine and other salt minerals that you can only get on the sea. :.”.”

    Kind regards

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  13. TheCleanGame said,

    September 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    The place that makes this shoyu sauce is located right across the bay from Tokyo… Downwind of the Fukushima plant.

    I’m slowly going through my last bottle that I purchased at the beginning of the year. (Bought the last 2 they had at the time)

    I’ve started a project to brew Blood Type Neutral Shoyu Sauce and Blood Type Neutral Miso… made from northern beans and millet flour.
    Feel free to stop by and check out the progress from time to time. http://thecleangame.net/blood-type-neutral-shoyu-sauce-blood-type-neutral-miso/

    I’m doing this in the Rocky Mountains at 10,000 feet in Colorado. Beautiful!

    Keep it Clean

  14. leslie said,

    November 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    This is brilliant!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!! How long does it last?

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