Savory Japanese Beef & Vegetables/Curry Rice

This month’s recipe delivers a leftovers transformation that might be even better than the first night! Savory Beef & Vegetable Simmer Makes 4 servings (or two servings the first night, and two the second) 4 potatoes, peeled2 carrots, peeled2 onions, peeled12 oz. (340g) flavorful beef (I use ribeye)2.5 c. (600ml) dashi (Japanese soup stock, which can beContinue reading “Savory Japanese Beef & Vegetables/Curry Rice”

Tasty Ginger Pork

This dish is fast, easy, and will make your kitchen smell delicious! Tasty Ginger Pork Serves 4 Ingredients:12 oz. (340 g) pork loin or tenderloin2 yellow onions2 T (30ml) oilSalt1 knob of fresh ginger root (about twice the size of your thumb)3/4 c. (175 ml) mirin (sweet rice wine)*3/4 c. (175 ml) sake (Japanese riceContinue reading “Tasty Ginger Pork”

Easy Japanese lunchbox supper

It’s summertime, and the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove, so what kind of meal can you pull together that turns leftovers and other stuff you’ve already got in your fridge into a feast for the senses? • Easy Japanese Lunchbox Supper Ingredients: Rice (warm or cold) Snap PeasContinue reading “Easy Japanese lunchbox supper”

Mint-Cilantro Udon & Hamachi with Tomato-Ginger Sauce

Here are two recipes from this month’s book giveaway! Check back in July to see if you won this month’s drawing, but in the meantime please enjoy a delightful summertime supper of Japanese-flavored pesto noodles and seared fresh fish with a piquant tomato-ginger sauce, courtesy of chef and author Eric Gower. • Mint-Cilantro Udon withContinue reading “Mint-Cilantro Udon & Hamachi with Tomato-Ginger Sauce”

Japanese Ginger-Soy Steak Sauce

‘Tis the season to dust off the BBQ and grill up some steaks, and the only thing that will make them taste even more sublime is this yum of a dipping sauce! In Japan, bite-sized slices of steak are grilled at the table, then dipped in this savory sauce that zings with just a hintContinue reading “Japanese Ginger-Soy Steak Sauce”

Japanese Chicken Soup for the Soul

When it’s cold and wet and dark outside, people in Japan long for comfort food just as much as we do, and this chicken soup will warm you right down to your toes. It’s comforting, but a little bit different, all at the same time. Serves: 4-6 12 oz. (340g) marinated chicken pieces (recipe below)Continue reading “Japanese Chicken Soup for the Soul”

Marinated Pork Medallions with Melted Leeks

Have a special occasion coming up, and want to try something new that’s guaranteed to have your guests begging for seconds? These marinated pork tenderloin medallions are so deliciously tasty that they always get rave reviews, even from people who “don’t like Japanese food.” (Bonus: they’re easy to make and turn out perfect every time)Continue reading “Marinated Pork Medallions with Melted Leeks”

Chicken & Ginger Yakitori Meatballs

All over Japan, these absolutely delicious chicken meatballs are a must-try at yakitori restaurants. Skewered and slathered in a tangy sauce, they never fail to be a crowd pleaser! Makes 40 small meatballs (They freeze really well if you seal them into a container after boiling) 1 lb. (500g) ground chicken 2 t. (8g) sugarContinue reading “Chicken & Ginger Yakitori Meatballs”

Japanese Summer Rice Bowl

This delicious topping is rich in umami goodness, and can be used on fish, chicken, cold veggies and salads with equally tasty success! Spicy Miso Topping 2 T. (30ml) soy sauce 3 T. (45ml) rice vinegar 2 T. (34g) white miso 1 T. (15ml) water 1 knob ginger, grated 3 T. (45g) sesame tahini (orContinue reading Japanese Summer Rice Bowl

Yakitori Chicken Mini-Burgers

Serves 8 (if one serving size is 5 mini-burgers) Chicken Mini-Burgers 12 oz (340g) ground chicken 12 oz (340g) silken tofu (the soft, custard-y kind, not the firm sponge-y kind) 2 cups (120g) panko (or regular breadcrumbs) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 2 eggs 1 cube chicken consommé ½ t (3g) salt ½ tContinue reading Yakitori Chicken Mini-Burgers