Showing posts with label Agemono (Deep-Fried Foods). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Agemono (Deep-Fried Foods). Show all posts

Friday, January 24, 2014

How to Make Agedashi Tofu (Deep Fried Tofu with Dashi Based Sauce) - Video Recipe

Agedashi Tofu or Agedashi Dofu is a very popular traditional Japanese appetizer dish.

"Age" means "deep fried" and "Dashi" means "broth". Thus: deep fried Tofu steeped in Dashi-based sauce.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RYp-9MmGwI

I think most Japanese restaurants overseas have it on their menu, and it is the most ordered dish than in Japan! hehe



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Agedashi Tofu (Deep Fried Tofu with Dashi Based Sauce)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 2-3

Ingredients:
1 (350g=12.5oz) Momen-Dōfu (cotton Tofu / firm Tofu)
Katakuriko (potato starch) *corn starch or regular flour is ok
vegetable oil for deep frying
Dashi Sauce
* 150ml Dashi broth (you can use Dashi powder to make it)
* 3 tbsp. soy sauce
* 3 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
Toppings
* Daikon Oroshi (grated Daikon radish)
* grated ginger
* chopped green onion

Directions:
1. Cut Tofu into 6 pieces. Drain on a strainer for 5 minutes. Then you can also remove excess water with paper towel if necessary.
2. Heat the vegetable oil for deep frying to 170-180C (340-350F).
3. Coat Tofu with Katakuriko (potato starch). Drop into the oil immediately after coating. Deep fry until puffed and lightly golden (about 2 min). Then drain well.
4. Bring Dashi Sauce to a boil.
5. Place the Tofu in a serving bowl, garnish with some toppings of your choice: Daikon Oroshi, chopped green onion, and grated ginger, then pour the Dashi Sauce over it.

You can of course use "Kinugoshidofu (silken Tofu)" but remember it is very soft and fragile.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2014/01/blog-post_24.html
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Friday, August 23, 2013

How to Make Broccoli Menchi Katsu (Minced Meat Cutlet) - Video Recipe

"Menchi Katsu" is Minced Meat Cutlet. It is kind of croquette, usually made from the mixture of minced/ground meat (beef or pork, or both) and minced cabbage.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lcRB2shYVs

In this recipe, I used broccoli instead of the cabbage. It turned out amazingly tasty and delicious.

You must try this out ;)



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Broccoli Menchi Katsu (Minced Meat Cutlet)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 25min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
150g (5.3oz.) ground beef and pork mixture
150g (5.3oz.) frozen broccoli
50g (1.7oz.) chopped onion
30g (1.0oz.) chopped carrot
1/2 cup Panko (bread crumbs)
salt and cracked black pepper
1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
* flour
* beaten egg
* Panko (bread crumbs)
vegetable oil for deep frying
Tonkatsu sauce
mayonnaise (if you like)
shredded cabbage and tomatoes (if you like)

Directions:
1. Defrost and chop the frozen broccoli. Of corse, you can boil the fresh one.
2. Heat sesame oil in a small saucepan and saute the chopped onion and carrot until soft. Then leave to cool.
3. Place ground beef and pork mixture, (1.), (2.), 1/2 cup of Panko (bread crumbs), salt and cracked black pepper in a bowl and mix them by hand until the mixture comes together and sticky.
4. Make the mixture flat in the pan and divide it into 4 equal portions. Make flat and round patties. Coat each piece with flour, dip in beaten egg, and coat with Panko.
5. Deep fry them in oil at 170C (340F), flip them over occasionally for a few times, until cooked golden brown. Then drain well.
6. Serve with vegetables of your choice. Eat with Tonkatsu sauce and mayonnaise (if you like).

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/08/blog-post_23.html
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Healthy Pan-Fried Minced Cutlet (Menchi Katsu)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How to Make Sweet and Sour Pork - Video Recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork (we call it "Subuta" in Japanese) is a popular Chinese dish in Japan.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkJGDSw99bw

Very refreshing and enhances your appetite in hot and humid summer season!



It goes great with rice. Perfect for Bento box.
Perfect recipe for Chinese New Year, too

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Sweet and Sour Pork

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
300g (10.6oz.) pork loin chops *any portion or chicken is okay
A
* 2 tsp. Sake
* 2 tsp. soy sauce
100g (3.5oz.) onion
50g (1.8oz.) EACH bell peppers (green, red, orange, and yellow)
3 Shiitake mushrooms
50g (1.8oz.) cut pineapple *if you like
B
* 100ml chicken stock
* 3 tbsp. sugar
* 3 tbsp. vinegar
* 2 tbsp. ketchup
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tbsp. starch *corn or potato is okay
* 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
1 tbsp. cooking oil
starch *corn or potato is okay
vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions:
1. Cut pork loin chops into bite-size pieces and season with A.
2. Cut onion into wedges. Cut bell peppers into bite-size pieces. Cut Shiitake mushrooms into quarters.
3. Mix the seasonings B.
4. Drain the seasoned pork pieces and dust them with starch. Deep fry them in oil at 160C (320F) for 2-3 minutes.
5. Heat cooking oil over high heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, and Shiitake mushrooms, then saute them until almost done.
6. Turn down to medium heat, add B, when the sauce thickens, add the deep fried pork (and cut pineapple if you like) and cook until hot.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/07/blog-post_23.html
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

How to Make Shrimp and Pork Harumaki (Spring Rolls / Egg Rolls) - Video Recipe

Harumaki was requested by my darling =)

I combined my favorite shrimp and my darling's favorite meat (pork) together.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aotPPzd8T_c

It goes great with rice and perfect for bento box!

Yummy yummy yummy XD



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Shrimp and Pork Harumaki (Spring Rolls / Egg Rolls)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 1 hour
Number of servings: 10

Ingredients:
10 spring roll pastry (wrappers)
250g (8.8oz.) shelled shrimp
150g (5.3oz.) ground pork
1 tbsp. grated ginger
40g (1.4oz.) Harusame noodles (cellophane noodles)
5 Chinese chives
A
* 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
* 1 tbsp. sake
* 1 tsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. sugar
cracked black pepper
a dash of sesame oil
cooking oil
a bit of flour and water to seal the spring roll pastry
vegetable oil for frying

Directions:
1. Cut shrimp into chunks. Cut Chinese chives into an inch long pieces. Soak Harusame noodles in warm water and cut into bite size pieces if necessary.
2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan and saute the pork and grated ginger. When the pork is no longer pink, add shrimp, and season with A. Now add the Chinese chives and the Harusame noodles and cook until the liquid is soaked into the noodles. Then finish with cracked black pepper and a dash of sesame oil. Stop the heat and leave to cool completely.
3. Divide the filling into 10 portions. Place 1 portion of the filling about 2 inches above the bottom corner of the spring roll pastry. Roll the wrapper half-way. Then fold both sides in toward the center and continue to roll. Spread a small amount of the mixture of flour and water on the tip to seal. *You can freeze them and deep fry when you want :)
5. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan to 140C (284F). Dip 5 (or maybe all if you have a large pan) spring rolls and deep fry them slowly until golden brown and crisp, stirring occasionally. *It takes about 10 minutes but in this way you will get crispy spring rolls!

FYI: Harusame noodles (cellophane noodles) is a type of transparent noodle made from potato starch.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/06/blog-post_15.html
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Basic Harumaki Recipe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elmy6FJkwyw

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

How to Make Deep-fried Mackerel Coated with Sesame Seeds - Video Recipe

Very simple yet tasty mackerel recipe idea! No wonder a perfect dish for bento lunch box :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYZ5LPFTHV0

BTW, I used the Agehana from Kikuya again, if you remember it from THIS VIDEO. hehe



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Deep-fried Mackerel Coated with Sesame Seeds

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
1 fillet mackerel
A
* 2 tbsp. sake (or white wine)
* 1/2 tsp. salt
B
* flour
* 1 beaten egg white
* 2 tbsp. white sesame seeds
* 2 tbsp. black sesame seeds
vegetable oil for frying

Directions:
1. Pull out the mackerel bones with tweezers if any. Then cut it diagonally into an inch-wide pieces.
2. Marinate mackerel with A for about 15 minutes.
3. Dry the mackerel with paper towels and lightly cover with flour, coat with beaten egg white, and coat the skin side with sesame seeds (black & white mixed together).
4. Deep fry mackerel at 180C (356F) for 2-3 minutes until crisp golden brown.

Egg white batter keeps the UMAMI of mackerel and enables it to be coated with sesame seeds.

レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/05/blog-post.html
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How to Make Ebi Katsu (Prawn/Shrimp Cutlet) - Video Recipe

Ebi Katsu (Prawn/Shrimp Cutlet) is one of my favorite Japanese foods :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtqd8DyyGfI

I know Prawn/Shrimp are pretty cheap in some countries. Then, double or triple this recipe!!! You will love this. hehe



You can also enjoy Ebi Katsu like you enjoy Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet).
How to Make Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo2jXBfFRdY
How to Make Katsu Curry (Curry and Rice with Pork Cutlet)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtQ58knNt2U
How to Make Katsu Sando (Pork Cutlet Sandwiches)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTkyOjRUy6c
How to Make Katsudon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLxB883N5Mo

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How to Make Ebi Katsu (Prawn/Shrimp Cutlet)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 25min
Number of servings: 4 cutlets

Ingredients:
12-14 black tiger shrimp
Sake, salt and cracked black pepper
A
* 1/2 egg
* 2 tbsp. flour
Panko (bread crumbs)
vegetable oil for frying
shredded cabbage
lemon wedge if you like
B Tartar Sauce
* 1 chopped hard-boiled egg
* 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
* 2 tbsp. chopped onion
* 1 tbsp. chopped dill pickle
* salt and pepper
C Aurora Sauce
* 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
* 1 tbsp. ketchup
* 1 tsp. whole-grain mustard
* cracked black pepper

Directions:
1. Wash, peel and devein the shrimp (remove the tails), and season with sake, salt, and cracked black pepper. (If you think your shrimp smell bad, you can rub some starch and salt into the peeled shrimp, then rinse.)
2. Cut the shrimp in half, divide them into 4 piles, then shape them into patties.
3. Mix A, dip 2 in A, then coat with Panko.
4. Fry them in oil at 170C (340F) for 4-5 minutes until cooked golden brown. (Turn them over to cook evenly.) Remove the Ebi Katsu from the oil and drain.
5. Mix B to make Tartar Sauce. Mix C to make Aurora Sauce. Serve the Ebi Katsu with shredded cabbage, the sauces, and a lemon wedge if you like.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/01/blog-post_28.html
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Monday, November 26, 2012

How to Make Churros - Video Recipe

This video will show you how to make churros with chewy middles and crispy outsides!

Este video le mostrará cómo hacer churros.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvHID28amL8

Churro is a Spanish doughnut. I remember that I first ate it at Tokyo Disneyland. hehe



Quick and easy recipe!!!

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How to Make Churros

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 6 doughnuts

Ingredients:
((Churros))
100g (3.5oz.) bread flour *you can use all-purpose flour or cake flour
A
* 150ml milk
* 20g (0.7oz.) unsalted butter
* a pinch of salt
1 egg
a few drops of vanilla extract
vegetable oil for deep frying
((Cinnamon Sugar))
1 tsp. cinnamon powder
3 tbsp. granulated sugar

Directions:
((Churros))
1. Cut parchment paper into six 5-inch squares.
2. Put A in a pan and bring to a boil.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and sift in the flour all at once. Then mix well with a wooden spatula or spoon until smooth.
4. Add beaten egg little by little and mix well. Then add vanilla extract to add flavor.
5. Transfer the batter to a pastry bag fitted with a large (0.6inch) star tip (do NOT use a round tip or the batter will explode!!!). Pipe rings onto the parchment papers. OR you can squeeze out the batter directly into the oil, cutting it with scissors.
6. Deep fry in oil at low (170C=338F) for about 4 minutes until golden brown (flip them 2 or 3 times). Remove the parchment papers when they start to come off. Place them on a wire rack to cool.
((Cinnamon Sugar))
1. Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon powder in a Ziploc bag. Add churros (while they are still warm) one by one and shake until thoroughly coated.

You can dust churros with confectioner's sugar and serve with hot chocolate sauce :)

Best to eat on the day they are made!!!

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/11/blog-post_26.html
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sanzoku-Yaki (Large Fried Chicken Recipe) - Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Sanzoku-Yaki (山賊焼き) is a large piece of deep-fried teriyaki chicken thigh which is a local specialty of Nagano prefecture (Shinshu area Matsumoto city) in Japan.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIYV-TceoGk

It is simply a large karaage (deep-fried chicken)!
No wonder many Japanese loves it. hehe



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Sanzoku-Yaki (Large Fried Chicken Recipe)

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 30min (incl. marinating time)
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
300g (10.5oz.) chicken thigh (with skin)
A
* 1 tsp. grated garlic
* 1/2 tsp. ginger juice
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. honey
* salt and cracked black pepper
2 tbsp. katakuriko (potato starch)
vegetable oil for deep frying
torn cabbage leaves
mayonnaise

Directions:
1. Remove unwanted fat but leave the skin of chicken (because the skin makes the chicken crispier!).
2. Mix A in a bowl. Add the chicken and marinate for 10 minutes.
3. Drain well and coat with katakuriko (potato starch).
4. Deep fry in oil at 160C (320F) for 7 minutes (flip the chicken once or twice). Then turn to 180C (356F) and cook for about 1 minute until crisp golden brown.
5. Slice the chicken into bite-size pieces. Serve with torn cabbage leaves and mayonnaise.

You can roll up a piece of chicken in a piece of cabbage with some mayonnaise and eat :)

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/11/blog-post_11.html
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How to Make Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) Recipe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bam1EE5NqhA

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Alaska Cheese Fries Melt - Video Recipe

Simple and delicious! I fried avocado and cheese wrapped with smoked salmon. You can sprinkle them with lemon juice for a refreshing taste!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU8VGOEbolw

This recipe won the highest award at KRAFT's cheese recipe contest. It became a recipe card.
http://createeathappy.blogspot.jp/2010/04/my-accomplishments.html



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Alaska Cheese Fries Melt

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 8

Ingredients:
8 slices natural cheese
1/2 avocado
8 slices smoked salmon
* flour
* beaten egg
* Panko (bread crumbs)
vegetable oil for frying
lemon wedge *optional

Directions:
1. Slice avocado widthwise into 8 slices.
2. Place a slice of smoked salmon so that the length of it is running flat and vertically towards you. Place the sliced avocado and natural cheese on the end of the smoked salmon close to you and start rolling (you don't have to wrap them securely because you are going to deep fry for just a few seconds).
3. Flour the salmon rolls lightly, dip in beaten egg, then coat with Panko. Use one hand to coat flour and Panko, and use the other to dip in egg to keep one of your hands dry.
4. Deep fry them for a few seconds in oil at 190C (374F) until golden brown. Remove them from the oil before the cheese melts and oozes out.
5. Serve with lemon wedge if you like.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/08/blog-post_3.html
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Koinobori Spring Rolls (Recipe) - Video Recipe

Koinobori (こいのぼり) is carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown on May 5th in Japan to celebrate "Tango no Sekku" (端午の節句), boy's festival, in honor of sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.

However in 1948, the government renamed the day "Kodomo no Hi" (こどもの日), children's day, to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness.

But we Japanese still celebrate "Tango no Sekku" on this day! If you come to Japan, you will find many foods and products represent Koinobori (carp)!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elmy6FJkwyw

So, today, I will show you how to make carp-shaped spring rolls because my darling requested it. hehe



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Koinobori Spring Rolls

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 1 hour
Number of servings: 10

Ingredients:
((Spring Rolls))
10 spring roll pastry (wrappers)
100g (3.5oz.) thinly sliced pork
100g (3.5oz.) carrot
100g (3.5oz.) cabbage
1 (30g=1.1oz.) green pepper
80g (3oz.) boiled takenoko (bamboo shoot)
2 shiitake mushrooms *dried ones are perfect
1 tbsp. cooking oil
A
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tbsp. sake
* 2 tsp. sugar
* 3 tbsp. water *chicken stock is perfect
* salt and pepper
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. katakuriko (starch) with 2 tbsp. water
a bit of flour and water to seal the spring roll pastry
vegetable oil for frying
((Decoration))
boiled star-shaped carrot
boiled green beans
sliced American cheese and nori sheet for eyes
ketchup for fish scales

Directions:
((Spring Rolls))
1. Thinly slice the pork and the vegetables. *season the pork with salt and pepper if you have time
2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan and saute the pork. When the pork starts to change color, add carrots, bamboo shoots, green peppers, shiitake mushrooms, and cabbages in order. Then cook until softened and season with A.
3. Turn off the heat, add katakuriko (starch) with water, heat again to thicken the sauce, then season with sesame oil. Stop the heat and leave it to cool completely.
4. Divide the filling into 10 portions. Place 1 portion of the filling about 2 inches above the bottom corner of the spring roll pastry. Roll the wrapper half-way. Then fold both sides in toward the center and continue to roll. Spread a small amount of the mixture of flour and water on the tip to seal.
5. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan to 140C (284F). Dip 5 (or maybe all if you have a large pan) spring rolls and fry them slowly until golden brown and crisp, stirring occasionally. *It takes about 10 minutes but in this way you will get crispy spring rolls!
((Decoration))
1. Place the boiled green beans, the boiled star-shaped carrot and the spring rolls on a plate.
2. Cut out the sliced American cheese and nori sheet to make the eyes. Draw fish scales with ketchup.

* If you want a dipping sauce, you can mix soy sauce and Japanese mustard (Karashi) together.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/04/blog-post_24.html
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bite-Sized Cheese Cutlet Balls (Dango Kushikatsu) - Video Recipe

This is a cute Cheese Kushikatsu (Pork Cutlet Balls) that looks like Dango (mochi dumplings on a stick)!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYcEYdMS1hQ

Great for potluck party, bento, and snack!



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Bite-Sized Cheese Cutlet Balls (Dango Kushikatsu)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
8 thinly sliced pork
8 candy cheese (or diced processed cheese)
salt and cracked black pepper
* flour
* beaten egg
* Panko (bread crumbs)
* white sesame seeds
* black sesame seeds
vegetable oil for frying
Tonkatsu sauce *optional

Directions:
1. Place the slices of pork so that the length of it is running flat and vertically towards you. Sprinkle a bit of salt and cracked black pepper (onto one side) and place the candy cheese (or diced processed cheese) on the end of the pork close to you and start rolling (wrap the cheese securely).
2. Flour the pork balls lightly, dip in beaten egg, then coat 4 pork balls with Panko with white sesame seeds and the other 4 with Panko with black sesame seeds. Use one hand to coat flour and Panko, and use the other to dip in egg to keep one of your hands dry.
3. Skewer two pork rolls on each bamboo sticks. Fry them in oil at 170C (340F) until cooked golden brown. Remove the Kushikatsu from the oil and drain.

レシピ(日本語)
QBBのサイトで紹介されました!
The recipe is posted on QBB's (Japanese Cheese Company's) website ;)
http://www.qbb.co.jp/recipe/recipe.php?rid=130&mcid=&scid=
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It is still cold in Tokyo!
Spring has not yet arrived! hehe

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kaki Furai (Deep Fried Oyster) - Video Recipe

Kaki Furai (Deep Fried Oyster) is a popular dish in winter.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBr2rZBJt4s

I used to hate oyster when I was small but now I can eat it ;)

My darling and I love to eat it with tartar sauce, lemon, or tonkatsu sauce. Or, all together. hehe It is pretty delicious! Yummy :P

How about you?!



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Kaki Furai (Deep Fried Oyster) with Tartar Sauce

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients:
12 oysters
salt and cracked black pepper
A
* flour
* beaten egg
* Panko (bread crumbs)
vegetable oil for frying
B
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 20g (0.7oz.) minced onion
* 2 chopped dill pickles
* 1 chopped hard-boiled egg
* 1 tbsp. lemon juice
* a bit of chopped parsley
* salt and pepper
Bull-Dog Tonkatsu sauce if preferred
lemon wedge
shredded cabbage and tomatoes

Directions:
1. Shake and wash oysters in salted water. Put on a paper towel and remove excess water.
2. Sprinkle salt and papper over oysters. Lightly coat the oysters with flour. When the flour gets moist, coat the oysters again with flour. In this way the oysters won't absorb the frying oil and the batter stays on better, so you can make crispy fried oysters.
3. Dip in beaten egg and coat with Panko. Use one hand to dip in egg and the other hand to coat Panko to keep one of your hands dry.
4. Fry them in oil at 170C (340F) until cooked golden brown. (Turn the oysters over to cook evenly.) Remove the them from the oil and drain.
5. Mix B and make tartar sauce.
5. Serve on plate with shredded cabbage and some grape tomatoes. Dip into the tartar sauce and eat. Or eat with lemon juice or tonkatsu sauce. Or all of them! Anyway you like ;D

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-post_21.html
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In the end of the video, I will show you how save my frying oil. I use an oil pot with a strainer. Usually i use the oil 2 to 3 times within a month. or, I change the oil when I think it smells bad and no longer clear.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chicken Nuggets to LOSE WEIGHT - Video Recipe

Very moist and tasty chicken nuggets which satisfies you while on diet :D


Okara (soy pulp) is a bean curd refuse which is left after making soy milk. It is low in calories, low in fat, high in fiber, and also contains protein, calcium, iron, and riboflavin. It is an excellent diet to LOSE WEIGHT! What another thing I love about Okara is it enables the blood to flow smoothly! In other words, it reduces the blood cholesterol level!!!


As you might know, we usually make Unohana (simmered Okara) using Okara but this time, I mixed it with chicken and made chicken nuggests. It's texture became like a meat and my darling really loved it ;D hehe


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14dTzpBc0uU

It appeared on P.81 of a recipe mook (magazine book) published by Kodansha.
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I named it after "Tandoori" because I used yogurt and spices that are used for popular Indian dish called Tandoori Chicken. hehe


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Tandoori Okara Chicken Nuggets to LOSE WEIGHT


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 16 pieces

Ingredients:
A
* 100g (3.5oz.) Okara
* 100g (3.5oz.) minced chicken
* 100g (3.5oz.) grated onion
* 1 egg
* 1/2 tbsp. grated ginger
* 1/2 tbsp. sake
* salt and pepper
B
* 4 tbsp. flour
* 4 tbsp. yogurt
* 1 tsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. curry powder
* 1/4 tsp. garam masala
vegetable oil for deep frying
C
* 3 tbsp. ketchup
* 1 tbsp. mayonnaise

Directions:
1. Put A in a bowl and mix well with your hands.
2. Divide it into 16 equal portions and make flat and oval-shaped small patties.
3. Mix B in a bowl. Dip and coat each piece.
4. Fry them in oil at 170C (338F) for 3 minutes until crisp golden brown.
5. Mix C and serve with the nuggets.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_16.html
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Karaage (also called Tatsutaage) is Japanese fried chicken. It is usually cooked for lunch, dinner, or bento. Also, it is the best party recipe favored by most people!


Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)
Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

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Karaage


Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 40min (incl. marinating time)
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
250g (8.8oz.) chicken thigh (with skin)
A
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1/2 tbsp. ginger juice
* 1/2 tbsp. sake
1/2 beaten egg
B
* 1 tbsp. flour
* 1 tbsp. katakuriko (potato starch)
vegetable oil for deep frying
ketchup or lemon if preferred

Directions:
1. Remove unwanted fat but leave the skin of chicken (because the skin makes the chicken crispier!) and cut up into bite-size pieces.
2. Put the chicken in a bowl, add A and marinate for 30 minutes.
3. Drain well and mix beaten egg. Then mix B.
4. Fry them in oil at 170C (338F) for 5 minutes. Then turn to 190C (374F) and cook for 20 seconds to fry to a crisp golden brown.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-post_19.html
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Mummy Shrimp (Ebi) Tempura Udon - Video Recipe

Shrimp (Ebi) Tempura Udon is a very popular Japanese dish. I arranged it for Halloween.

When Udon gets dry, it's gluten gets strong and sticky, so I wrapped it around Tempura in that instant ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J_HeKJM4JI

Fun and easy! Great for party and also for bento to surprise your honey. hehe



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Mummy Shrimp (Ebi) Tempura Udon

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 6

Ingredients:
6 Ebi (shrimp)
60g Nissin Tempura flour
100cc water
vegetable oil for frying
6 Nori sheet (cut the large sheet into 4 squares)
cream cheese
frozen Udon noodles or pre-boiled Udon noodles
sliced cheese and Nori sheet for eyes
Yamasa Konbu Tsuyu (3 times concentrated Konbu kelp seaweed soup stock) or Tentsuyu (Tempura dipping sauce)

Directions:
1. Shell shrimps (leave their tails), devein, and make incisions in their stomach side to straighten them. Then cut off the tip of the tail and remove the water inside to avoid splatters when frying.
2. Mix Nissin Tempura flour and the water very well.
3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan to 180~190C (340~350F). Lightly dip the shrimps in the batter and fry them immediately until golden and crisp. Drain Tempura on a rack or a sheet of clean paper towel. (Do not fry too many at once.) Cool down until you can touch.
4. Boil Udon noodles as directed on package and drain well.
5. Spread cream cheese on Nori sheet.
6. Wrap shrimp Tempura with the Nori sheet. When Udon gets dry, it's gluten gets strong and sticky. In that instant, wrap Udon around the shrimp Tempura.
7. Cut out sliced cheese and Nori sheet to make their eyes.
8. Dilute 20cc Konbu Tsuyu with 40cc water (make as much as you want) and bring to a boil.
9. Pour the Konbu Tsuyu over the Mummy Shrimp Tempura Udon and enjoy!

You can eat as cold noodles like Zaru Udon (chilled Udon noodles), or microwave before you eat.

How to make Tempura from scratch is here.
http://createeathappy.blogspot.com/2008/10/tempura_22.html

Scroll down the page and see how other people made this ;D
http://cookpad.com/recipe/291231

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-post_30.html
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to Make Katsu (Japanese Deep-Fried Pork/Chicken/Beef Cutlet) - Video Recipe

Tonkatsu is a deep-fried pork cutlet. It is a very simple and popular home-cooked meal in Japan.

"Ton" means "pork" in Japanese. If you use chicken, it is called "Chicken-Katsu". If you use beef, it is called "Beef-Katsu".

tonkatsu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWeQHCAsSR4

I hope you learn how to make it and arrange it in the way you like ;)



Deep Frying Oil I used:
http://www.nisshin-oillio.com/goods/vegeoil/product/index.shtml

Very popular Tonkatsu Sauce I recommend:
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B00Z9P6Q4A
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B00Z63F0BU

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Tonkatsu

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

Ingredients:
2 boneless pork chops
salt and ground black pepper
* flour
* beaten egg
* Panko (bread crumbs)
vegetable oil for deep frying
toasted white sesame seeds
Tonkatsu sauce
Karashi mustard if you like
shredded cabbage

Directions:
1. Slash the fat rimming of pork chops in several places to keep the meat from curling or shrinking when deep-fried. Pound the pork chops with a meat mallet or a rolling pin to make them tender. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
2. Flour the pork chops lightly, dip in beaten egg, then coat with Panko. Use one hand for coating flour and Panko, and use the other to dip in egg to keep one of your hands dry.
3. Deep fry them in oil at 170C (340F) until thoroughly cooked golden brown. (Turn the pork over to cook evenly.) Remove the Tonkatsu from the oil and drain.
4. Slice each Tonkatsu into small pieces and serve with shredded cabbage. Grind the white sesame seeds and mix into the Tonkatsu sauce. Dip the Tonkatsu into the sauce and eat. You can add some Karashi mustard if you like.

レシピ (日本語):
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2011/08/blog-post_10.html
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Easy Tasty Cold Tofu - Video Recipe

This is the No.1 Cold Tofu, which was ranked the 1st on Lettuce Club's website before!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KBR1RE6iRk

I used momen-dofu (cotton tofu) which is pretty filling! The seasonings work up the appetite!

It's a dish to go with sake or beer, too :D



Please try it out!

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Easy Tasty Cold Tofu

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 5min + refrigeration time
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
300g (10.5oz.) momen-dofu (cotton tofu)
A
*1 tbsp. sesame oil
*1/2 tsp. salt
*a touch of cracked black pepper
*a bit of grated garlic
chopped scallions
white sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Boil water in a large pot, break tofu into chunks (with your hands), place in boiling water for about 2 minutes, drain in a colander, cool enough, and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
2. Mix A in a bowl and dress the tofu.
3. Serve in a dish and garnish with chopped scallions and white sesame seeds.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.
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By boiling tofu, you can remove excess water! Thus, it absorbs the seasonings well!!!

Enjoy!

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