Category Archives: Japanese

Teriyaki chicken

You can use chicken breast or thighs, we prefer thighs. You can make this dish 2 ways: Cut the chicken into pieces (medium cubes) or cook a whole chicken breasts/ tights. I prefer to cut, this method is easier to cook and to be sure it’s cooked. Mirin and sake you can substitute to rice wine vinegar, just add some...
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Tempura Zucchini

I usually do an easy tempura with only 4 simple ingredients: flour, cold ice ( you can put ice cubes in) sparkling / soda water ( or normal cold water), and salt. It's better to use a cake/rice flour mixture for tempura, but I don't always have it, so it can work with All Purpose flour as well. Some...
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Golubtsi

Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...
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Edamame with Spices

I began to grow edamame a few years ago, they are easy to grow and perfect for freezing, very tasty and healthy. Last year I save some of them for seeds for this year, and the rest of them go into my freezer so I cooked them the whole year....
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Asian Pickled Cucumber Salad

Crunchy pickled cucumbers with a pleasant sour-salty and slightly spicy taste, a great recipe for summer. This is a perfect use for all your extra fresh cucumbers from the garden! It's all about fresh, quick and tasty for the summer!...
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Chicken Yakitori

My family and I love chicken yakitori, its an easy dish with so many subtle variations that change the flavor. This version is one of our favorites and is the most basic. Soak the wood skewers for at least an hour before grilling.  You can cook with chicken breast or thighs but the best flavor comes from thighs and...
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Steak with Enoki Mushrooms

Steaks can be cooked on the grill or just pan fried. The main thing is not overcook  anything or the meat will be dry and the mushrooms will be mushy. The  honey can be replaced by sugar. It's not necessary to wrap the mushroom in strip steak, you can just lay strips of steak on a plate, top with...
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