Every once and awhile I stop by the marinade section of the supermarket to see if there's anything new to help spice up our evening meals. We've been eating a lot of chicken now that my girlfriend and I are training for our marathons this January, so interesting sauces go a long way in keeping dinner from getting boring. The best sauces usually come in the worst packaging — it's a signal that the product is made by a small company that's spent its resources making a decent product and not a large corporation throwing millions into marketing a so-so sauce. That's how I stumbled upon Soy Vey Island Teriyaki sauce.
I'm not usually a big fan of teriyaki — I'd become sick of it after it became an overused ingredient at restaurants in the late '80s/early '90s — but this Island Teriyaki sauce also includes pineapple juice and ginger that gives the meat an outstanding tropical flavor perfect for a backyard luau.
We liked the Island Teriyaki so much that we picked up a bottle of their Wasabiyaki marinade at our next trip to the market and it's excellent as well. If you like wasabi on your sushi, then you'll love this. It's strong enough that you taste the wasabi but not so strong that it's overly hot or dominates the meat. Right now we're really enjoying putting Wasabiyaki on tilapia fish fillets, which is inexpensive for fish but very good.
Soy Vey products may be available at your local supermarket and can also be ordered from the company's website at $4.00 per bottle.