Foodie Friday: Tilapia with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Recipe type: Main Dish, Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 4
  • 1 C water
  • ⅓ C gluten-free soy or tamari sauce (Kikkoman or San-J)
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1 T canola or sesame oil (we use canola because my kids have sesame allergies)
  • ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • 5 chives (or small hand-full), minced
  • 4 Tilapia Filets
  • ½ Lemon
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning or Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 T canola or sesame oil
  • ½ Red Pepper, sliced thinly
  • ½ Red Onion, sliced thinly
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk continuously until it boils.
  4. Heat a large sautee pan over medium heat
  5. Squeeze lemon over tilapia and season with montreal steak seasoning or salt and pepper
  6. Make sure pan is hot and put in oil
  7. Add Tilapia to pan and brown for about 2-3 minutes per side
  8. Add pepper and onion and sauté for a few minutes more
  9. Pour about ½ cup of teriyaki sauce over tilapia (or enough to just cover it)
  10. Bring to boil for 1 minute and reduce to simmer until desired doneness is reached with the fish (I like mine cooked through so 5-10 minutes usually does it)
  11. Serve over white rice and enjoy!
Recipe by Jackie Ourman at