Fish – yellowtail, marlin, skipjack tuna, salmon, trout, and mackerel – is mainly used in Japan, while white and red meat – chicken, pork, lamb, and beef – is more often used in the West. Other ingredients sometimes used in Japan include squid, hamburger steak, and meatballs.
The word teriyaki derives from the noun teri (照り?), which refers to a shine or luster given by the sugar content in the tare (タレ?), and yaki (焼き?), which refers to the cooking method of grilling or broiling. Traditionally the meat is dipped in or brushed with sauce several times during cooking. This popular dish was originally created by Japanese cooks of the seventeenth century, when urbanization, changes in agricultural methods and exposure to new ingredients from abroad gave rise to new, innovative cooking styles.
The tare (タレ?) is traditionally made by mixing and heating soy sauce and sake (or mirin) and sugar (or honey). The sauce is boiled and reduced to the desired thickness, then used to marinate meat, which is then grilled or broiled. Sometimes ginger is added and the final dish may be garnished with spring onions.
In North America, any dish made with a teriyaki-like sauce (often even those using foreign alternatives to sake or mirin, such as wine), or with added ingredients, such as sesame or garlic (uncommon in traditional Japanese cuisine), is described as teriyaki. The sauce used for teriyaki is generally sweet, although it can also be spicy. Pineapple juice is sometimes used, as it not only provides sweetness but also bromelain enzymes that help tenderize the meat. Grilling meat first and pouring the sauce on afterwards or using sweet sauce as a marinade are other non-traditional methods of cooking teriyaki. Teriyaki sauce is sometimes put on chicken wings or used as a dipping sauce.(wikipedia.org)
Ingredients n steps:
- Put vegetable oil/margarine in frying pan n fry 5 minced Garlic until smell good n add 250gr Meat (chicken/beef, i used drum stick. Marinade the drumstick in a mixture of 2 blended garic, 1tbsp Teriyaki sauce n 1tbsp soy sauce for a while before frying), cook until rare n add 1tbsp sweet soy sauce, 2tbsp soy sauce, 3tbsp Teriyakisauce, 5cm gingger (minced) n 1 onion (cut into pieces).
- Cook until cooked n enjoy it when Teriyaki still warm. Nice cooking all..