Monday, August 13, 2012

Paleo Teriyaki Sauce

There are many varieties of Teriyaki sauce.  My favorite is sweet, salty, and a tiny bit spicy.  Some say that garlic is not traditional in Teriyaki but I like it.  If you prefer, you can leave it out or replace it with a teaspoon of fresh ginger.

I may have mentioned that I like sauces.  I try not to over-indulge in sauce.  It's better to taste the food with a hint of sauce, I know... I know.  I'm getting better about that.  At least now, it's healthy, real food and not some mass of chemicals bound together with corn starch and soy. 

Paleo Teriyaki Sauce
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 can (12 oz.) frozen pineapple juice concentrate
1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
2 to 4 teaspoons fine sea salt
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 cup honey

In a medium sized pot over medium heat, saute onion and 1 teaspoon salt in olive oil until onion is translucent and beginning to brown.  Add pineapple juce concentrate, Coconut Aminos, garlic, red pepper, vinegar, and honey plus 1 tablespoon salt.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to medium and continue simmering for 10 minutes.  Turn off heat and mix well with a stick blender (or cool slightly and mix in a food processor or blender).  Taste and see if it needs more salt.  Return to heat and boil gently for another 3 - 4 minutes.  Sauce should be thick but not a paste.  Cool, then place in jars and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.  Makes 3 half-pint jars.



  1. This recipe sounds delicious. Where do you find frozen pineapple juice concentrate? I tried Whole Foods, Earthfare and Publix. Do you think frozen white grape juice concentrate would work? Maybe I could boil down some canned pineapple juice? Any other ideas? Thanks

  2. Dole makes frozen pineapple juice concentrate. I find it at Giant. Safeway and Food Lion may also have it. I'm surprised Publix doesn't have it. You may try Walmart or sometimes liquor stores may have it. If you have no luck finding it, you could try boiling down pineapple juice or try orange juice concentrate.

  3. I found the pineapple juice concentrate at Walmart. Thanks so much! The sauce is delicious, and 1 million times better for my family than the Ken's Honey Teriyaki we'd been using.