Mirin is the main ingredient in traditional teriyaki sauce. It is easy to make teriyaki sauce with mirin. The ingredients you need are:
* 0.5 cups mirin
* 0.75 cups soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
* 0.33 cups of granulated sugar
* Crushed garlic and grated ginger to taste
* Sesame oil
To prepare the sauce, simply sweat the ginger and garlic in a splash of sesame oil. Next, add the soy sauce, mirin, and rice wine vinegar. Heat to a boil and stir in the sugar. Simmer while stirring until the sauce thickens.
This sauce is great in all kinds of recipes. My favorite is pouring some of this sauce on grilled chicken stuffed in a ciabatta roll and topped with grilled pineapple, butter lettuce, tomato, and a little Japanese mayo.