ta·​ma·​ri | \ tə-ˈmär-ē How to pronounce tamari (audio) \

Definition of tamari

: an aged soy sauce prepared with little or no added wheat

Examples of tamari in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Refreshingly crisp green beans are dressed with crushed sesame seeds, tamari and cane sugar. Mahira Rivers, New York Times, "Japanese Snacks Inspired by Mom’s at Rice & Miso," 10 Mar. 2020 Stir in tamari, then add noodles and cook per package directions, adding mushrooms and bok choy 3 minutes after adding noodles. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Vegetable Ramen with Mushrooms and Bok Choy," 17 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together ¼ cup lower sodium chicken broth, ½ cup orange juice, 1 ½ tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons lower-sodium tamari or soy sauce, 2 minced garlic cloves and ½ tsp red pepper flakes. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Type 2 diabetes diet plan: Sensible, carb-conscious meal ideas," 14 Nov. 2019 Boneless, skinless chicken thigh is marinated for 24 hours in a mixture of tamari, sake, ginger, garlic and citrus. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "New fiery chicken sandwich at Ima's Midtown location may be Detroit's finest," 11 Dec. 2019 Mix the broth, soy sauce or tamari, onion, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in a 6‑quart Instant Pot. NBC News, "An Instant Pot chicken teriyaki recipe that goes from freezer to table in 20 minutes," 5 Sep. 2019 In a large bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, lime juice, cornstarch and tamari or soy sauce until smooth. Cathy Barrow, The Denver Post, "The good old cabbage roll turns over a new leaf," 26 Aug. 2019 These black crackers bathed in tamari sauce are earthy and rich with a touch of sweetness. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-Off: The best gluten-free crackers — and the lousy ones," 29 June 2019 In a bowl, stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil, remaining 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, the tamari or soy sauce, ginger, and sriracha. Leigh Belanger, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Toss soba noodles with sugar snaps, cukes, carrots, and radishes in this cool summer salad," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of tamari

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Tamari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tamari. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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