Yakitori Sauce

Preparation info

  • Yield:

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 1991

  • About

Yakitori are small skewers of meat, usually chicken but sometimes beef—or even horse—or vegetables, quickly grilled and glazed with a sweet and savory sauce. Yakitori sauce contains ingredients common to many Japanese sauces: sake, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar, but it is thicker than most Japanese sauces.

The skewers of yakitori are brushed with or dipped into the yakitori sauce at least twice during grilling: once when the food is three-quarters done and once again 1 minute before s