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Showing posts with label Nimono (Simmered Dishes). Show all posts
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hijiki Seaweed Salad - Video Recipe

I remember Hijiki salad is a very popular appetizer dish at a Japanese restaurants in New York. The same in other places?!

It goes perfect with rice, perfect for Bento side dish!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_N6pzZ-wNA

In this tutorial, I will show you a super easy way to make it in a Microwave. However, if you don't want to use a Microwave, you can always use a pot. Directions are below ;)



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Hijiki Seaweed Salad

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
20g (0.7oz.) dried Hijiki seaweed
60g (2.1oz.) carrot
100g (3.5oz.) Chikuwa fish cake
2 Shiitake mushrooms
A
* 2 tbsp. soy sauce
* 2 tbsp. Sake
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tsp. sesame oil

Directions:
1. Place dried Hijiki in a microwavable bowl, add plenty of water, cover with plastic wrap, then microwave at 600 watts for 3 minutes. Leave to cool uncovered for 2 minutes. Wash and drain well. If you don't have a microwave, you can soak in water for 20~30 minutes, then drain.
2. Thinly slice carrot, Shiitake mushrooms, and Chikuwa fish cake.
3. Place Hijiki, carrot, Shiitake, Chikuwa in a microwavable bowl, add A and mix well.
4. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave at 600 watts for 5 minutes. Toss to coat the seasonings evenly, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for over 10 minutes to marinate. If you don't have a microwave, you can simmer in a pot on low heat until the liquid is gone for about 20 minutes.

You can keep 3~4 days in the fridge :)

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2016/05/blog-post_31.html
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

How to Make Heart-Shaped Simmered Hamburger Steak - Video Recipe

Very juicy and delicious!!!
Japanese guys and kids like it♥


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdTyKL27lEQ

I made this for my darling's 40th birthday ;)



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Heart-Shaped Simmered Hamburger Steak

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 40min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
400g (14oz.) ground beef and pork mixture
200g (7oz.) chopped onion
2/3 cup bread crumbs
3 tbsp. milk
salt and pepper
nutmeg
4 tbsp. ketchup
cooking oil
sauce
* 100ml consomme soup
* 4 tbsp. ketchup
* 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. butter
potato
carrot
broccoli

Directions:
1. Soak bread crumbs with milk.
2. Heat 1 tbsp. of cooking oil in a frying pan and cook the chopped onion until tender. Then set aside to cool.
3. Put ground beef and pork mixture in a bowl and knead well by hand until smooth. *in this way it is easy to shape and becomes juicy when simmered.
4. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg, then mix well by hand until all ingredients are combined and smooth.
5. Add onion, bread crumbs, and ketchup, then mix well again. Divide it into 4, then form each into flat heart shape.
6. Cut out potatoes and carrots into heart shape. Then cook in boiling water until done. Cook broccoli in boiling water as well.
7. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan and cook on medium until golden brown. *they are going to be simmered, so they don't have to be cooked thoroughly.
8. Add the sauce, cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. Add butter to finish.
9. Serve on a dish and garnish with vegetables.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2015/05/blog-post_12.html
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

How to Make Lucky Simmered Vegetables - Video Recipe

In this video, I will show you how to make the simmered vegetables dish that I served for my daughter's Okuiozome (100th day celebration). I used lucky ingredients that end with "N", which literary means to have a series of fortunes!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUrYBT3q1-Q

Miso flavor goes great with white rice and perfect for Bento, too!!!



Dashi I used in this video:
Kubarahonke Kayanoya Dashi 久原本家 茅乃舎(かやのや)だし
https://www.k-shop.co.jp/products/dashi/
http://hb.afl.rakuten.co.jp/

I made it for my daughter's 100th day celebration: Okuizome :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ufrrTy0PA

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Lucky Simmered Vegetables

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
300g (10.6oz.) Kabocha (Japanese squash)
8 decorative cut carrots
250g (8.8oz.) lotus root
4 green beans
12 ginkgo nuts
A
* 400ml Dashi stock
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet sake)
* 1 tbsp. Sake
2 tbsp. Miso (regular Awase-Miso)

Directions:
1. Decorative cut Kabocha, carrot, and lotus root if preferred (or just cut them into bite-sized pieces). Soak lotus root in water to prevent discoloration. Remove both ends of green beans, cut diagonally, then cook in boiling salted water for a minute.
2. Place carrot, lotus root, and A in a pot, then cook on medium for 5 minutes.
3. Add Kabocha, ginkgo nuts, and Miso, then cook until all ingredients are done. Add green beans to finish.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2015/05/blog-post_17.html
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to Make Grandma's Goya no Tsukudani (Salty Sweet Bitter Melon) - Video Recipe

This is the Goya no Tsukudani (Salty Sweet Bitter Melon for rice) that my grandma recommended in this video ;)

You must try it out!!! It is really good and goes great with white rice. The bitter taste of Goya and spicy taste of ginger match up very well. Using Mizkan's Ajipon is the key to this refreshing salty sweet flavor. Soft squid makes it really tasty. Perfect side dish for rice!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxC4Oqkd4ys

BTW, my mom bought me the dried shredded squid at Tsukiji Outer Market ;) You can see the clip in the end of this video~



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Goya no Tsukudani (Salty Sweet Bitter Melon for rice)

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: N/A

Ingredients:
2 Goya (500g = 1.1lb. bitter melon)
100g (3.5oz.) ginger
50g (1.7oz.) dried shredded squid
A
* 100ml Mizkan Ajipon
* 75ml Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 25g sugar
2 tbsp. toasted white sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Cut both ends of Goya, then cut in half lengthwise. Scrape off the seeds with a spoon and slice into thin half rounds. Cook in a boiling water for about 1-2 minutes, then drain well. *in this way you can remove the bitter taste of the Goya.
2. Thinly slice ginger. Tear and cut dried shredded squid into bite-sized pieces.
3. Place A in a large pot and bring to a boil. Then add the Goya, ginger, and dried shredded squid, then cook on medium until the liquid is gone.
4. Cool in a strainer, then toss with toasted white sesame seeds.

You can put it in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag and keep in the fridge for a few months.

レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/08/blog-post_26.html
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Make NO MEAT Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce (Vegetable Meat Sauce) - Video Recipe

I used Miso which surprisingly gives a meat-like flavor.
It is amazingly delicious and filling!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oPvRHeCYYA

Even if you are not a vegetarian, this dish is heavenly.
ENJOY!!!



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NO MEAT Vegetarian Meat Sauce

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) Shimeji Mushrooms
100g (3.5oz.) Enoki Mushrooms
2 Shiitake mushrooms
50g (1.8oz.) minced carrot
50g (1.8oz.) minced onion
400g (14oz.) diced tomato can
1 tsp. grated garlic
1 tsp. grated ginger
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. Miso
salt and pepper
pasta (spaghetti or penne) of your choice
cashew parmesan cheese
parsley flakes

Directions:
1. Finely chop Shimeji, Enoki, and Shiitake mushrooms.
2. Heat olive oil in a pot, add the chopped mushrooms, minced carrot, and minced onion. Then cook until tender.
3. Add diced tomato. When it becomes to a boil, mix in grated garlic, grated ginger, and Miso. Then cover and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta of your choice.
5. When the meat sauce is done, season with salt and pepper if needed.
6. Serve the pasta in a dish, pour over the sauce, then sprinkle with cashew parmesan cheese and parsley flakes.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/07/blog-post_29.html
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Saturday, May 10, 2014

How to Make Nikujaga (Stewed Beef and Potatoes) - Video Recipe

Nikujaga (Stewed Beef and Potatoes) is a very popular Japanese home cooked meal. You can be a good mom if you can cook this perfectly. hehe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEBsbECaFPs

You can make it with Ito Konnyaku (or Shirataki) and other vegetables (such as carrots) but simple is better!!!



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Nikujaga (Stewed Beef and Potatoes)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 1hr
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
800g (1.8lb) Irish Cobbler potatoes
200g (7oz.) thinly sliced beef
1 (200g=7oz.) onion
400ml water
4 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. soy sauce
8 frozen green beans *if you like

Directions:
1. Peel and cut potatoes into 4~6 pieces, then do Mentori (plane off the corners) to prevent it from crumbling during long cooking. Soak in water for 10 minutes (to prevent from changing color & remove starch). Change water if it becomes cloudy.
2. Slice onion into bite-size wedges and separate into pieces. Cut thinly sliced beef into bite size pieces if necessary.
3. Place potatoes and onions in a pot. Add water, then put on medium.
4. When it becomes to a boil, turn down to low, and remove the foam. Then simmer on low for 3 minutes until the onions become tender.
5. Add 2 tbsp. of sugar, tilt the pot to mix (do not mix with chopsticks or a ladle or the potatoes will become mushy), then simmer on low for 3 minutes.
6. Add 2 tbsp. of soy sauce, tilt the pot to mix, then add beef little by little. *adding the seasonings half at a time will let them soak well.
7. Put on medium, then remove the foam.
8. When the meat is no longer pink, add 2 tbsp. of sugar and 2 tbsp. of soy sauce (tilt the pan to mix), then cover with Otoshibuta (drop lid) and simmer on medium low for 10 minutes. *you can taste and add a bit more soy sauce and sugar if necessary.
9. When the potatoes are cooked, tilt the pot and cook until the cooking liquid is almost gone.
10. Serve on a dish, and garnish with cooked green beans if you like.

Irish Cobbler potatoes soak the flavor very well and won't become soggy.
May Queen potatoes are okay, too.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/05/blog-post_10.html
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Similar dish you may want to try:
Simmered Potato Pork Roll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpunklDLlZE

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to Make Harihari-Ni (Simmered Crunchy Daikon Radish) - Video Recipe

Harihari came from the crunchy texture of Daikon radish. This dish goes great with white rice! Not really for bento box because it smells :P hehe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9ueFyN4ygM

You can simmer Japanese amberjack with leftover cooking liquid to make Buri Teriyaki. I will show you how in the end of this video.



This is another recipe which my Oba-chan (grandma) taught me on the day we made Ikanago no Kugini.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NyDB6OR-ao

My blog post about our trip to Kobe:
http://createeathappy.blogspot.jp/2014/03/kobe.html

Souvenirs from Kobe:
http://createeathappy.blogspot.jp/2014/03/souvenirs-from-kobe.html

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Harihari-Ni (Simmered Crunchy Daikon Radish)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 2hrs + overnight
Number of servings: N/A

Ingredients:
1.5kg (3.3lb) Daikon radish (unpeeled)
salt
1.5 large ginger (thinly sliced)
A
* 4 Umeboshi (pickled plums)
* 300g (10.6oz.) Sanontou (soft brown sugar)
* 150ml soy sauce
* 75ml vinegar (cereal or rice)

Directions:
1. Slice Daikon radish into quarter-rounds. Toss with salt (make sure it is not too salty but tasty). About 1 tsp. of salt was enough. Then leave for few hours (or overnight) until wilted.
2. Put A in a pot and bring to a boil.
3. Squeeze out the water (with your hands) from Daikon radish. Place the Daikon and sliced ginger alternately in the pot, then simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remove the foam if necessary.
4. Drain with a strainer.
5. Place the cooking liquid back into the pot, then simmer down to half the amount.
6. Place back the Daikon radish, mix, then stop the heat.
7. Leave for an hour until cool. Drain with a strainer to separate the Daikon radish and the cooking liquid to finish.

You can save the cooking liquid to make Buri (Japanese amberjack) Teriyaki or any other dishes :)

You can keep it in a large container for about few months BUT I recommend to store it in small quantity (in a Ziploc bag is okay), since it can easily get bad if you open and close the container frequently.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/04/blog-post_23.html
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

How to Make Ikanago no Kugini (Sand Eel Boiled Down in Soy Sauce) - Video Recipe

Last weekend was a 3-day weekend, so my darling and I went to Kobe to visit my grandma to make Ikanago no Kugini (my favorite dish) together!!!
http://createeathappy.blogspot.jp/2014/03/ikanago-no-kugini-2014.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NyDB6OR-ao

Ikanago no Kugini is a specialty in Hyogo prefecture. It can be cooked and eaten during a specific period of time around March. Thanks to the holiday, I could finally visit my grandma :)



My blog post about our trip to Kobe:
http://createeathappy.blogspot.jp/2014/03/kobe.html

Souvenirs from Kobe:
http://createeathappy.blogspot.jp/2014/03/souvenirs-from-kobe.html

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Ikanago no Kugini (Sand Eel Boiled Down in Soy Sauce)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 1hr
Number of servings: N/A

Ingredients:
2kg (4.4lb) Ikanago (sand eel)
A
* 440g (1lb) Kizarame (coarse crystal medium soft sugar) *400g (0.9lb) when Ikanago is small
* 400ml soy sauce *360ml when Ikanago is small
* 160ml Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 160ml Sake
260g (9oz) ginger
2 tbsp. Mizuame (starch syrup)
white peeled sesame seeds if you like

Directions:
1. Thinly slice ginger to the size of Ikanago.
2. Wash and drain Ikanago. *cook Ikanago as soon as you get or it can get bad easily. the fish gets white and water becomes cloudy when it gets bad.
3. Put A in a large aluminum pot, then put on high and bring to a boil. Tilt the pan and make sure the sugar is melted.
4. Sprinkle with hands full of ginger. Sprinkle with hands full of Ikanago. Then sprinkle with some ginger again. When the bubbles start to cover Ikanago toward the center (that means Ikanago is cooked), add hands full of Ikanago and some ginger again. Repeat this until the ingredients are gone. *do not mix with chopsticks or a ladle or the fish will fall apart.
5. Remove the foam if necessary. *to remove a fishy smell
6. Cover with a lid made with aluminum foil with a few holes. Put on high, make sure it won't boil over. Then simmer for about 1 hour.
7. Add starch syrup, cover and simmer until the liquid is almost gone. Now toss Ikanago in the pot to mix. *again, do not mix with chopsticks or a ladle or the fish will fall apart.
8. When the fish is caramelized, drain with a strainer.
9. Transfer to a tray, and fan like cooling sushi rice. Then leave to cool completely. *1.2kg (2.6lb) Ikanago after cooking.

You can keep Ikanago in a large container BUT I recommend to store it in small quantity (in a Ziploc bag is okay), since it can easily get bad if you open and close the container frequently.

レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/03/blog-post_29.html
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Inarizushi using Ikanago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8wzq0F5bM

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How to Make Kuki Wakame no Tsukudani (Wakame Seaweed Stems Boiled Down in Soy Sauce) - Video Recipe

Fresh Wakame (seaweed) is in season in spring in Japan!
My mom bought it as a souvenir. wow

I love Kuki Wakame no Tsukudani (Wakame Seaweed Stems Boiled Down in Soy Sauce) which my grandma makes, so I decided to make it with the stems.

It goes great with white rice and perfect for bento box :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkSmR9XF3nc

You can blanch the fresh Wakame in boiling water (which will turn the natural brown color to the green) and freeze up to a year. When you use, you can just defrost at room temperature or soak in water.

There are many ways to enjoy fresh Wakame. Leaves can be used for Shabu Shabu (enjoy leaves changing color in hot water and eat with Ponzu sauce), Miso soup, salad, etc… Stems can be used for Tsukudani (simmered dish), Kinpira (stir-fried dish), etc…



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Kuki Wakame no Tsukudani (Wakame Seaweed Stems Boiled Down in Soy Sauce)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: N/A

Ingredients:
200g (7oz.) fresh Wakame seaweed stems
200g (7oz.) Enokitake (Enoki mushrooms)
100g (3.5oz.) Shimeji mushrooms
80g (3oz.) boiled Zenmai (Osmunda japonica)
2 dried Shiitake mushrooms
150ml hot water
A
* 3 tbsp. Sake
* 3 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 3 tbsp. sugar
* 6 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. ground toasted white sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Blanch the fresh Wakame stems in boiling water (which will turn the natural brown color to the green we are familiar with).
2. Soak dried Shiitake mushrooms in 150ml hot water until they become soft (after 15 minutes or so). Then thinly slice them. Reserve the soaking liquid.
3. Thinly slice Wakame stems. Remove tough base of Enoki mushrooms and cut in half. Remove tough base of Shimeji mushrooms and break into pieces. Cut boiled Zenmai into bite-size length.
4. Place the reserved Shiitake soaking liquid and A in a pot, and bring to a boil. Add the cut ingredients, then cook on medium (stirring once in a while) until the liquid is almost gone for about 15 minutes.
5. Mix in ground toasted white sesame seeds to finish.

You can keep it in the fridge for a week. Or in the freezer for 1-2 months but it may get soggy. In that case, you want to simmer it again to dry out the excess liquid.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/03/blog-post_19.html
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to Make Kobumaki (Salmon and Pork Kelp Roll) - Video Recipe

Kobumaki is kelp roll, one of the Japanese new year's dishes.

It makes a play on words with "喜ぶ (Yorokobu)" which symbolizes pleasure or delight.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBizGfALnEU

Perfect dish that you want to add in your new year's menu.
Of course, it can be a regular bento side dish :)
It goes great with white rice!!!



For vegetarian people, you can substitute the filling with Gobo (burdock root), carrot, or/and other vegetables of your choice.

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Kobumaki (Salmon and Pork Kelp Roll)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2hrs
Number of servings: 25-30 pieces

Ingredients:
10 ten-inch-long (25cm) Hidaka Kombu (this type cooks quick and tender)
800ml water
150g (5.3oz.) salmon fillet
6 thinly sliced pork (I used thigh but any part is okay)
30g (1.0oz.) Kanpyō (dried gourd strips)
A
* 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 2 tbsp. Sake
* 3 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. soy sauce

Directions:
1. Clean each Kombu with moistened towel. Soak in 800ml water for 5 minutes. Save the water.
2. Wash Kanpyō, rub 1/2 tbsp. of salt on Kanpyō (to remove bad smell and cook tender), then wash and drain well.
3. Cut salmon into about 0.7-inch-wide strips.
4. Place a salmon strip on the end of the Kombu close to you and roll securely. Wrap a strip of Kanpyō round the Kombu roll for 2 times (not too tight but not too loose), make double knot, then trim off the uneven ends. You may want to tie up 2 or 3 places.
5. In a large pot, place the rolls without overlapping each other. Pour the reserved soaking water just until it barely covers the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then remove the foam if necessary.
6. Add A, turn the heat down to low, cover with Otoshibuta (drop lid), and cook for 30 minutes.
7. Add soy sauce, cook on low for another 30 minutes until the cooking liquid is almost absorbed.
8. Turn off the heat. Leave to cool in the pot. Cut into 2 or 3 pieces.

You can store in the fridge for a week :)

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/12/blog-post_28.html
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Friday, September 20, 2013

How to Make Nori no Tsukudani (Laver Boiled Down in Soy Sauce) - Video Recipe

If you have some soggy Nori (laver) seaweed sheets that you want to use them all up, this is the perfect recipe!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBm8kdsaILs

Of course, it is a perfect dish for Bento lunch box :)



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Nori no Tsukudani (Laver Boiled Down in Soy Sauce)

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 Nori sheets
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
200ml water
1 tbsp. white sesame seeds
1 tsp. sesame oil

Directions:
1. Tear Nori sheets into pieces and place them in a pot. Make them soft by soaking them in 200ml water for about 3 minutes.
2. Cook on low (stirring constantly) for 5 minutes. Add soy sauce and Mirin, then cook on low (stirring once in a while) until the liquid is almost gone for about 15 minutes.
3. Mix in white sesame seeds and sesame oil to finish.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Cómo Hacer Chile con Carne con Frijoles de Soja (Chili Con Carne with Soy Beans) - Video Recipe

Este tutorial va a ser completamente en Español.
Quiero darle las gracias a Laura Valencia por ayudarme a traducir esta receta!!!

Usualmente, frijoles rojos son usados en chile con carne, pero en Japón, la mayoría los hacen con Soja.

En este video yo quiero compartir como lo cocinamos en casa en Japón.

Por eso va bien con arroz, ensalada, tostadas de tortilla , pizza, rebanadas de baguette, etc...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUuoslmToVY

This entire tutorial will be in Spanish.
I thank to Laura Valencia who helped me translate this recipe!!!

Usually, red kidney beans are used for Chili con Carne (chili with meat). But in Japan, most people make it with Soy Beans.

In this video, I want to share how we cook it at home in Japan.

No wonder, it goes great with rice, salad, taco chips, pizza, slices of baguette, etc…



((En Español))
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Chile con Carne con Frijoles de Soja

Dificultad: muy fácil
Tiempo: 40 minutos
Número de porciones: 2

Ingredientes:
100g (3.5oz.) cebollas picadas
1 diente de ajo picado
150g (5.3oz.) carne molida de res
A
* 200g (7oz.) tomates de lata picados
* 100g (3.5oz.) frijoles de soja cocidos
* 1 cda. salsa de Worcestershire
* 1 cda. salsa de tomate
* 1 cubo de consomé (or cubo de caldo)
* 1 ctda. chile en polvo
* 1/2 ctda. comino en polvo
1 cda. aceite de cocinar
sal y pimienta negra quebrada
queso rallado a su gusto
hojitas de perejil a su gusto

Direcciones:
1. Calienta aceite de cocinar en una olla. Saltear la cebolla picada y el ajo picado hasta que estén tiernos. Agregue la carne molida y saltear hasta que ya no esté rosado.
2. Agregue A y cubrir y hervir a fuego lento (revólver constantemente) por 20 minutos. Sazonar con sal y pimienta.
3. Servir en un plato y rociar el queso rallado y las hojitas de perejil a su gusto.
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((In English))
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Chili Con Carne with Soy Beans

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 40 min
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
100g (3.5oz.) minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
150g (5.3oz.) ground beef
A
* 200g (7oz.) diced tomato can
* 100g (3.5oz.) cooked soybeans
* 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tbsp. ketchup
* 1 consomme cube (or bouillon cube)
* 1 tsp. chili powder
* 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1 tbsp. cooking oil
salt and cracked black pepper
shredded cheese if you like
parsley flakes if you like

Directions:
1. Heat cooking oil in a pot. Saute the minced onion and minced garlic until tender. Add ground beef and saute until no longer pink.
2. Add A, cover, and simmer over low (stir constantly) for about 20 minutes. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
3. Serve in a dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese and parsley flakes if you like.
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レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/06/blog-post_7.html

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Monday, April 22, 2013

How to Make Simmered Bonito Chunks and Shiitake Mushrooms - Video Recipe

Very simple yet delicious side dish idea for rice! No wonder a perfect dish for bento lunch box :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17HfPGInk5s

If you wonder how it tastes, it tastes like teriyaki!

Worth to try it out!!!



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Simmered Bonito Chunks and Shiitake Mushrooms

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 45min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
250g (8.8oz.) Katsuo (bonito)
6 Shiitake mushrooms
A
* 3 tbsp. soy sauce
* 3 tbsp. sake (or white wine)
* 2 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. grated ginger
* 100ml water

Directions:
1. Cut bonito into an inch chunks. Remove stems, lightly rinse and dry with paper towels.
2. Put A in a pot. Place the bonito and Shiitake mushrooms. Cover with Otoshi Buta (drop-lid) and cook on medium for 5 minutes.
3. Stop the heat, toss to coat the liquid evenly, then leave to cool to absorb the flavours for about 30 minutes. (If you simmer too much, the fish will lose its flavor.)
4. Strain, then put the liquid back in the pot, and simmer on medium until the liquid is reduced to a thick glaze. (It can easily burn at the end, so please watch out.)
5. Put bonito and Shiitake back in the pot, simmer on medium, and toss to coat the glaze evenly.

Tuna (Maguro) or even chicken is good, too :)

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/04/blog-post_21.html
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chicken Tikka Masala (British National Dish) Olympic Games Party Recipe - Video Recipe

This video will show you how to make Japanese Style Chicken Tikka Masala. Chicken Tikka Masala is the most popular dish in British restaurants.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLrICFYCy_w

London 2012 Olympic is coming soon, so this is the perfect dish to entertain your family and friends during the Olympic games :)



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Chicken Tikka Masala (Butter Chicken Curry)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 35min
Number of servings: 4
Calories per serving: 287Kcal

Ingredients:
2 pieces = 31.7g (1.1oz.) House Kokumaro Curry Sauce Mix (Med Hot) *we call it "curry roux". you can choose either med hot or hot.
200g (7oz.) chicken breast
1/2 medium (100g=3.5oz.) onion
190ml salted tomato juice
100ml fresh cream
200ml water
20g (0.7oz.) butter
1 tsp. soy sauce
80g (2.8oz.) sweetened yogurt
2 tbsp. ketchup
4 servings cooked rice

Directions:
1. Slice the chicken breast into bite-size pieces and season with sweetened yogurt and ketchup. Slice the onion.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan and saute the onions on medium until soft and lightly browned.
3. Add the seasoned chicken breast and simmer on medium, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. When the chicken starts to change color, add salted tomato juice and water, then simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
4. Turn off the heat, break up the curry roux into the pot, and mix well until completely melted. *make sure you stop the heat when you add the curry roux, otherwise it won't blend well.
5. Then put on the heat and simmer for about 3 minutes.
6. Add fresh cream and soy sauce, and let boil for a few seconds.
7. Serve curry on a hot bed of rice and sprinkle with some parsley flakes if desired. You can serve with naan bread of course!

*curry and rice is best eaten on the day it's made but if you have any leftover, store it in the fridge and finish it on the next day, but it is not recommended.
*if you have leftover curry roux, wrap in a plastic wrap and store it in the fridge and use within a week.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/07/blog-post_27.html
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicken Adobo - Video Recipe

Chicken Adobo is the national dish of the Philipines.
Sweet and sour taste goes great with rice!!!
For sure, many Japanese love this taste and so does my darling :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CmFznqt8_s



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Chicken Adobo (Traditional Filipino Recipe)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2hrs
Number of servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients:
12 chicken drumsticks with bone
A
* 1 clove garlic, sliced
* 2 bay leaves
* 1/2 cup (100ml) soy sauce
* 1/2 cup (100ml) rice vinegar
* 2 tbsp. sugar
* 1 (200g=7oz) onion, cut into wedges
* cracked black pepper
steamed rice

Directions:
1. Remove excess fat from the chicken pieces if desired. Prick the chicken with a fork to let the seasonings penetrate.
2. Combine A in a large pot. Cover and marinate the chicken for 1 hour. *you can use a Ziploc bag and keep in the fridge for more than 1 hour
3. Add 1/2 cup (100ml) water and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat down to low and cover with otoshi buta (drop-lid - you can use aluminum foil) and cook for 30 minutes. *if you can, stir occasionally
4. Uncover and simmer until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened.
5. Serve the chicken with (or over) steamed rice and drizzle with the sauce. *noodles, pasta, bread, or mashed potatoes goes well, too!

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/05/blog-post_17.html
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My mom's simmered chicken recipe is here :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DZckZdxQe0

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tasty Simmered Pork and Chinese Cabbage Recipe - Video Recipe

Slightly sweet and sour flavor is addictive ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SNxX0blTMk

Chinese Cabbage (or Napa Cabbage) is a tasty low calorie food. We call it Hakusai (白菜) in Japanese. It is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, carotene, etc… especially in the white part of the cabbage. Thus, the broth is rich in nutrients!!!



No wonder, this is the perfect recipe for leftover Chinese cabbage.

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Tasty Simmered Pork and Chinese Cabbage Recipe

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
550g (1.2lb.) Chinese Cabbage
100g (3.5oz.) thinly sliced pork
A
* 160cc water
* 1/2 consomme cube
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 2 tbsp. ketchup
* 2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. starch with 1 tbsp. water
sesame oil

Directions:
1. Cut out the hard core and separate the leaves and the white parts (stalks). Cut the leaves into bite-size pieces. Thinly slice the white parts (stalks) diagonally into bite-size pieces (we call this diagonal cutting technique "Sogigiri").
2. Cut thinly sliced pork into bite-size pieces.
3. Heat sesame oil in a pan, add pork and stir-fry on medium until pink color is nearly gone (about 1 minute). Add the white parts of cabbage and cook on medium until crisp-tender (about 3 minutes).
4. Then add A, add cabbage leaves, cover, and simmer on low until the cabbage is tender (about 5 minutes).
5. Turn off the heat, add starch with water, heat on medium-high to thicken the broth.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/03/blog-post_25.html
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Easy Nishime (Simmered Japanese Vegetables) Osechi-Ryōri / Traditional Japanese New Year's Food - Video Recipe

Osechi-Ryori is traditional Japanese New Year's food eaten during the first three days of the New Year. Each dishes that make up Osechi-Ryori has a special meaning celebrating the New Year (such as good health, fertility, good harvest, happiness, long life, etc...) and those dishes can last for a couple of days in the refrigerator or at cool room temperature in winter. Usually, they are served in Jyubako (重箱: three-tiered bento boxes). In the first tier, we serve colorful festive dishes such as shrimp, black beans, sweet chestnuts, etc... In the second tier we serve Sunomono (pickled dishes) and Yakimono (grilled dishes). And in the third tier, we serve Nimono (simmered dish) called Nishime (simmered Japanese vegetables).

Traditionally, we spend few days to prepare Osechi-Ryori but I always spend few hours to complete mine. I use ready-made dishes for sweet dishes since my darling doesn't eat a lot. I put more effort into cooking the savory dishes.

So, this is my darling's favorite Nishime recipe for the third tier :) I use frozen Japanese vegetables to save time and money. I came up with this idea when I lived in New York, where you can not find ingredients easily. I hope you can make it in your country in this way.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76A8gIj-7Rc

For the seasoning, I used Yamasa's Konbu Tsuyu (3 times concentrated Konbu kelp seaweed soup stock) which is tasty and convenient. I'm sure it is available overseas at Asian grocery stores or online.

Yamasa Konbu Tsuyu ヤマサ 昆布つゆ
3 times concentrated Konbu kelp seaweed soup stock
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B00Z607H6Y
http://www.yamasa.com/konbutsuyu/product/index.html

With just a little extra effort decoratively cutting vegetables, it becomes gorgeous, so try to make it fancy ;)

In the end of the video, I will show you my Osechi-Ryori from past years! Don't miss them!

I hope you all enjoy my video :D



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Easy Nishime (Simmered Japanese Vegetables)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1hour
Number of servings: 5

Necessary Equipment:
1 large deep pot
1 medium pot
1 small pot
1 Otoshi But a (drop-lid - you can also use aluminum foil)

Ingredients:
1 large chicken thigh
250g (8.8oz.) Konnyaku
400g (0.9lb.) 1 bag of frozen Japanese vegetables (includes: taro potatoes, lotus roots, carrots, Shiitake mushrooms, green beans, bamboo shoots, burdock roots)
5 decoratively cut Shiitake mushrooms
1 Yurine (lily bulb)
5 decoratively cut carrots
A
* 3 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 1 tbsp. Sake
* 1 tbsp. sugar
B
* 20ml 3 times concentrated Yamasa's Konbu Tsuyu
* 80ml water
C
* 30ml 3 times concentrated Yamasa's Konbu Tsuyu
* 120ml water

Directions:
1. Thinly slice or decoratively cut Konnyaku, and boil 2-3 minutes to remove bad smell.
2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, parboil to remove the fat, drain, and set aside.
3. Separate the frozen vegetables and keep frozen until just before you use them. NOTE: you don't need to use carrot and Shiitake mushrooms if you prepare decoratively cut ones.
4. In a large deep pot, put Konnyaku, chicken and Shiitake mushrooms. Add enough water to cover the ingredients, bring to a boil, then add A.
5. Cover with Otoshi-Buta (drop-lid - you can also use aluminum foil) and cook on low for 20 minutes.
6. Add lotus roots, bamboo shoots, burdock roots, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
7. Wash Yurine and separate into pieces. In a small pot, bring water to a boil, cook the Yurine pieces for a minute, quickly rinse with cold water, then drain. Bring B to a boil, add the Yurine pieces, and cook for 3 minutes.
8. In a medium pot, bring C to a boil, add taro potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add decoratively cut carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. Add green beans and cook for 2 more minutes.
9. In the third tier of Jyubako (three-tiered bento boxes), nicely arrange 6, 7, and 8 (drain excess liquid).

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-post_09.html
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