Starting with a simple mission to serve great-tasting, healthy food, Flame Broiler has become famous for their delicious rice bowls and signature sauces.
And one of their most popular – Magic sauce.
But what is it about this sauce that makes it so addictive?
Flame Broiler combines sweet, salty, and savory goodness with the perfect kick to make a sauce that goes great with everything from rice bowls to grilled meats and chicken.
Think of a Korean-inspired teriyaki sauce loaded with bold flavor.
This sauce has become so popular that they even released a bottled version available in restaurants to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
But you can forget about the bottle because now you can make this delicious sauce in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Today I’ve put together a Flame Broiler Magic Sauce recipe that has all the authentic taste of the original.
Plus, it’s so easy to make you can have it ready in less than 15 minutes.
So if you’re ready to take your teriyaki to the next level, read on for the best Flame Broiler Magic Sauce recipe that’ll have your taste buds speaking Korean!
What Do You Need To Make Flame Broiler Magic Sauce
Garlic adds a spicy, nutty flavor that deepens the taste of your sauce.
You can substitute a half of a teaspoon of garlic powder if you don’t have fresh, but I wouldn’t recommend using garlic salt as it tends to overpower the sauce.
Common throughout Asian cuisine, ginger gives your sauce a peppery kick.
Another Asian staple – soy sauce adds the right amount of umami and salty flavor.
I prefer Kikkoman, but feel free to use your favorite brand.
A sweet Japanese wine that will give a distinctive taste to your Magic sauce.
Can’t find mirin? You can substitute dry sherry, but add a pinch of white sugar.
Though not as sweet as white sugar, it adds a rich caramel flavor.
Adds another layer to the sweetness and gives your sauce a shiny sheen.
Used as a thickening agent. Be sure to mix it with cold water to avoid lumps.
If you plan on using your sauce as a marinade, skip the cornstarch.
Salt and Pepper
The final touch that brings all the flavors together.
But only a few sprinkles so you don’t over-season your sauce.
- Cutting board
- Medium saucepan
- Spoon or spatula
- Stovetop or other heat source
How To Make Flame Broiler Magic Sauce
This Flame Broiler Magic Sauce recipe is super easy to make and will be ready in just minutes.
Step One: First, peel and finely mince the fresh garlic and ginger.
Step Two: Then, add all the ingredients except the cornstarch and ¼ cup of cold water to a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.
Step Three: Mix the cornstarch with the cold water and slowly pour it into the sauce while stirring.
The sauce will thicken with the cornstarch.
TIP: be sure to use really cold water to avoid getting lumps – the colder, the better.
Step Four: Simmer for another five minutes or until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. If you want a thinner sauce, add a bit more water.
Step Five: Taste your sauce, adjust any of the ingredients, and season with salt and pepper.
Allow your sauce to cool before serving.
Other Things To Consider When Making Flame Broiler Magic Sauce
You Can Customize Your Sauce
This Flame Broiler Magic Sauce recipe tastes great as is. But with a few simple changes, you can create some delicious variations.
- For example, add two tablespoons of Jack Daniels bourbon for a smokey sauce that pairs perfectly with grilled meats, pork, and chicken.
- Like it spicy? Add a couple of pinches of ground cayenne pepper.
- Chopped cilantro will give your sauce color and a rich, earthy flavor.
- Add fresh lemon or orange juice for a citrus-flavored sauce, perfect for grilled chicken and fish.
- Or, for more tang, add a teaspoon of rice wine vinegar.
- You can omit the cornstarch for a sweet and savory marinade for chicken and pork.
The bottom line – enjoy experimenting with different flavor combinations.
After all, cooking is all about having fun rather than strictly following a recipe.
What Can I Eat With Flame Broiler Magic Sauce?
Besides rice bowls, this Flame Broiler Magic Sauce recipe makes the perfect marinade for chicken, tofu, meats, and pork.
But with its versatile flavor, you’ll enjoy finding new ways to enjoy this delicious sauce.
- Drizzle over a crispy Thai pizza.
- Use to make great tasty teriyaki burgers.
- Pair with grilled vegetables for a delicious Asian side.
- The perfect sauce for the perfect wings.
- Use it to make Asian-inspired salad dressings.
- A delicious dipping sauce for egg rolls and all your favorite finger foods!
Make More Than You Need!
If your house is anything like mine, you’ll be running out of this sauce in no time.
So go ahead and make a double (or triple) batch.
Not only does it taste better the longer it sits, extra sauce will stay fresh for up to three weeks in the fridge.
You can even freeze it in portion-sized baggies.
That way, whenever you’re in the mood for teriyaki, pop one in the microwave, and you’re ready to go.
Flame Broiler Magic Sauce Recipe
Can't get enough of Flame Broiler Magic Sauce? Then this recipe enables you to make some at home in under 15 minutes!
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely minced
- ¼ cup of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin or dry sherry
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch (thickening agent)
- ¼ cup of cold water (for cornstarch)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- First, peel and finely mince the fresh garlic and ginger.
- Then, add the soy sauce, mirin, one cup of water, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and honey to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer while stirring.
- Mix the cornstarch with ¼ cup of really cold water and slowly add to the sauce, stirring constantly.
- The sauce will begin thickening with the cornstarch. Simmer for another five minutes or until it reaches your desired consistency. If you like a thinner sauce, add more water.
- Taste your sauce and adjust any of the ingredients.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Allow the sauce to cool before serving.
- Use it as a delicious dip or marinade.
- Like it hot? Add a couple of pinches of ground cayenne pepper.
- Add lemon or orange juice to give your sauce a citrus flavor that goes great with chicken and seafood.
- Mix in a tablespoon of rice vinegar to give it some tang.
- Add a couple of tablespoons of your favorite bourbon while simmering for a more decadent-tasting sauce that goes great with grilled meats and chicken.
- Chopped cilantro will give your sauce color and an earthy flavor.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1g
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