Condiment King: Whole30 Compliant Teriyaki Sauce
So for anybody who knows me well, you know that I LIVE for condiments. Ketchup (I used to be a Heinz or die snob), mustard, mayo, ranch dressing, honey mustard, teriyaki sauce, you name it, I would find a way to incorporate it into my meal. I still have a pretty healthy addiction to condiments, but now they are home made and healthier versions of the same sauces I once unhealthily over indulged on. There are a few questionably compliant off the shelf teriyaki sauces available for purchase.
Coconut Secret Teriyaki Sauce is a good one, but at nearly $10 per bottle it gets pretty pricey. So I set out to see if I could make my own Whole30 compliant teriyaki sauce, and the verdict is in: “Its pretty good!” -My 5 year old daughter
- 1 cup Coconut Aminos Coconut Secret Organic Raw Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce
- 1 cup water; 1/2 cup hot water for first step
- 8 Pitted Medjool Dates
- 6 cloves Minced Garlic
- 4 tsp Minced Ginger Root
- Run the dates with the 1/2 cup hot water in a blender (or use the hand blender) until it’s a puree/paste.
- Put it in a pot together with the rest of the ingredients, and bring to a gentle boil while stirring.
- Let simmer for some 5-10 minutes, then strain it trough a fine meshed strainer.
I love the hand held Hand Held Emulsion Blender for this sauce (and for most of my sauces and condiments). But the moral of the story, you can add this teriyaki sauce to fish, (Crispin’) chicken, beef, or veggies and its exceptionally tasty, but more importantly, Whole30 compliant. Enjoy! Would love to hear feedback.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
You can still enjoy all of the foods you would normally enjoy, AND you can keep them healthy if you just do the research, read some labels, and figure out what would be a good substitute.