Basic Sukiyaki Sauce

Basic Sukiyaki Sauce

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Of all the nabemono, sukiyaki is the most popular in my family and one of the easiest to prepare. The ingredients are easy to find and the fact that it can be made ahead of time makes pulling the actual meal together a quick - come home from work and make it in 20 minutes - kind of dinner.


Skill Level: Easy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Yield: 6 to 8 servings 


1 cup shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) 

¼ cup sake (rice wine) 

¼ cup mirin (sweet rice wine) 

¼ cup sugar  

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, then simmer, whisking occasionally, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a heat-proof jar and let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.


MAKE AHEAD  The sauce can be refrigerated for up to one week or frozen for up to 1 month.