Starting the paleo diet lifestyle can leave you questioning “Is this Paleo?” alot. Especially when it comes to sauces and seasoning, which are used to make meals less bland and boring tasting. This is why I choose to start making all my own sauces instead of store bought. In this paleo teriyaki sauce, there are a couple of ingredients that are still in big debate over wheather they are in fact paleo friendly or not. In conclusion if you are a strick paleo dieter you will by now know what you can substitute for what in some these recipes, however, for those still trying to figure out what is okay and what is not, here are a couple of alternatives I have found to be all right to use on a paleo diet. Sesame oil a organic light olive oil can be used instead, rice vinegar can be substituted for balsamic vinegar. Biggest thing to remember, use in moderation and sparingly. As well remember when buying store bought products to read the labels for unwanted ingredients. Let me know in the comments below your opinions on vinegars and oils, and what substitutions you have made and how the sauces turned out!
1/2 cup coconut aminos (can substitute Paleo Soy Sauce)
1/2 cup honey (raw, natural)
1/4 cup juice from fresh oranges
2 tbs rice vinegar (can use balsamic vinegar)
1 tbs fresh grated ginger
1-2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
1 tbs sesame oil (can use organic light olive oil)
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Optional: Add 1 tsp arrowroot flour to make the sauce thicker
- Combine all above teriyaki ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat
- When mixture begins to boil, stir for another 2-3 minutes
- Remove from heat. Cool and serve.