Teriyaki sauce - the classic sweet sauce Japanese national cuisine. The main ingredients that make up teriyaki are soy sauce, rice wine mirin and sugar.
Interesting is the fact that the single-ended teriyaki as recipe cook it does not exist. In Japan, it is believed that teriyaki - more than just the sauce. It's a whole philosophy of cooking and as a rule, every Japanese family prepares teriyaki differently.
Furthermore, teriyaki has several meanings:
- Traditional Japanese cooking method (namely - roast) meat and fish dishes with sweet sauce;
- Dishes cooked with sweet teriyaki sauce.
The word itself comes from the "losses", which means shine, and "yaki" - roasted. Gloss dishes attached sugar which upon roasting caramelize. The recognition and immense popularity worldwide teriyaki sauce won thanks to its flavor, distinctive flavor and versatility, as with fish, meat and vegetable dishes.
To prepare the teriyaki dishes, traditionally used:
- In Japan - fish (herring, marlin, striped tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel) and seafood;
- In Western countries, - meat (chicken, pork, lamb, beef) and vegetables.
In Western countries, in contrast to Japan, the sauce is also added:
- Sesame seeds, ginger, garlic and other spices;
- The juice from canned pineapple, because it not only provides the necessary sweetness of the sauce, but also helps tenderize the meat.
Some networks fast food sauce used for cooking hamburgers - teriyaki sauce is poured into bread, then served with a salad.
The composition of teriyaki
The structure includes teriyaki:
- Mono- and disaccharides;
- Vitamins B1, PP, B2, B6, B5, B4;
- Minerals - phosphorus, calcium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper.
Use teriyaki sauce
In Japan, where the sauce is traditionally used, teriyaki is considered extremely beneficial to health. By its main properties include:
- Improved digestion, increase the production of gastric juice and increased appetite;
- Normalization of pressure;
- The beneficial effects on the nervous system, helping to reduce the level of stress and tension.
In addition, the antioxidant activity of the main ingredient - soy sauce, identified by scientists of the National University of Singapore, superior red wine and orange juice. Consequently, in the Asian countries believe that the teriyaki sauce effectively combats premature aging of the organism, and to some extent prevents the development of cancer. According to some teriyaki sauce beneficial effect on mental ability and prevents the formation of neuro-degenerative pathologies such as Parkinson's disease.
How to make teriyaki sauce
To prepare the sauce teriyaki needed:
- 100 ml of soy sauce;
- 100 ml of sake;
- 100 ml of mirin (sweet rice wine, which can be replaced with sugar syrup);
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (brown sugar, if necessary, can be replaced with white, in which case it will require less).
All ingredients should be mixed in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. The sauce boil until until he was evaporated twice and obtains thickish consistency of syrup.
Sauces can be used immediately after preparation, or pour into a glass container and store in the refrigerator.
How to cook dishes with teriyaki sauce
For cooking sauce, fish or meat fried in vegetable oil until crisp on high heat. After that, teriyaki sauce is poured into the pan and evaporate a little more. The hot sauce is added grilled meat or fish and turn the pieces so that they were covered with sauce as a glaze.
Also you can cook teriyaki seafood and vegetables, for which they marinate in the sauce and then fried on the grid and served with sauce.
Abuse teriyaki sauce can trigger the development of urolithiasis (kidney stones) and hypertension because of the high content of sodium in the product. In addition, the preparation of the sauce should choose high-quality soy sauce, because it substitutes manufactured in violation of technologies hazardous to health.
It is not recommended to use teriyaki sauce often people who have liver disease, kidney and pancreas, as well as those suffering from ulcers and gastritis.