A basic teriyaki sauce that works equally well on fish, chicken or beef. Make this easy appetizer on the grill, in a sauté pan, or under the broiler. Serves 6.
3 Tbsp dark soy sauce
3 Tbsp sake
3 Tbsp honey or brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2-inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled, left whole
1 lb large (21-25) shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle, for garnish
In a small sauce pan, combine soy sauce, sake, honey, garlic and ginger. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the honey or sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
When you're ready to cook, heat the grill or broiler. Place shrimp on the grill (or sheet pan), and brush top side with the sauce. Cook for 2 minutes, turn, and brush the other side with sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Serve individual shrimp on small skewers or toothpicks, garnished with scallion slices.