Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken is pan-fried after being marinated in soy
sauce based sweet sauce.
Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 lb chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 Tbsp sake
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • grated ginger
Preparation:
Poke chicken using a fork. Mix other ingredients in a bowl. Marinate the chicken in the mixture for 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan. First, fry the skin side of the chicken on medium heat until the skin is browned. Turn the chicken over to fry the other side on low heat. Pour the sauce used to marinate chicken in the pan. Cover the pan and steam cook the chicken on low heat until done. Remove the lid and simmer until the sauce becomes thick. Stop the heat. Slice the chicken and serve on a plate. Pour thickened sauce over the teriyaki chicken. Garnish with grated ginger if you would like

Oden



OdenOden is a Japanese hot pot dish in which ingredients are slowly simmered in a soy sauce based soup. It's typically considered a winter dish in Japan. You can try making oden at home using some of your favorite ingredients.
The method described in this recipe is just one way of making oden. You can vary certain ingredients, but others like daikon radish, boiled eggs, konnyaku, fish cakes and dashi broth, are common in most versions of the dish, which in Japan varies by region.
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 daikon radish, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch thick rounds
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
  • 4 boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 konnyaku (transparent yam starch cake), cut into large triangles
  • 2 atsuage (deep fried tofu), blanched and cut into large triangles
  • 4 ganmodoki (tofu fritters), blanched
  • 2 or 4 fish paste cakes, such as chikuwa, hanpen, and satsumaage, cut into large chunks
  • 4 musubi-kombu (knotted kelp)
  • 4 - 5 Tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp of sake
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • *You may use oden seasoning sold at Asian stores instead of using sake, soy sauce, and sugar.
Preparation:
Put 4 cups of dashi soup stock in a large pot or donabe pot. Add sake, soy sauce, and sugar in the soup. Place ingredients in the pot. Bring to a boil and turn down the heat to low and simmer for 40-60 minutes. Add dashi soup stock and soy sauce as needed.

Peking Duck


Peking DuckBeijing's most famous dish, Peking  
Duck is traditionally served with       Mandarin pancakes, and green onions for brushing on the hoisin sauce. Note: If you don't live near a cool, windy place another option is to dry the duck in an unheated room with a fan blowing on it.

Learn more about peking duck in this feature by guest author Ronghe Yu.

Prep Time: 10 hours, 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 hours, 20 minutes
Ingredients:
  • One 5 to 6 pound duck
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 slice ginger
  • 1 scallion, cut into halves
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
  • Scallions for garnish
Preparation:
Clean duck. Wipe dry and tie string around neck.
Hang duck in cool, windy place 4 hours.
Fill large wok with water. Bring to boil. Add ginger, scallion, honey, vinegar, and sherry. Bring to boil. Pour in dissolved cornstarch. Stir constantly.
Place duck in large strainer above larger bowl. Scoop boiling mixture all over duck for about 10 minutes.
Hang duck again in cool, windy place for 6 hours until thoroughly dry.
Place duck breast side up on a greased rack in oven preheated to 350 degrees. Set a pan filled with 2 inches of water in bottom of oven.
(This is for drippings). Roast 30 minutes.
Turn duck and roast 30 minutes more. Turn breast side up again. Roast 10 minutes more.
Use sharp knife to cut off crispy skin. Serve meat and skin immediately on a prewarmed dish.
The duck is eaten hot with hois mandarin crepes in sauce rolled in. Garnish with scallion flowerets. Serves 4 to 6.

Kung Pao Chicken




Kung Pao ChickenNamed after a court official or "Kung Pao," Kung Pao Chicken is a spicy Szechuan dish made with diced chicken, peanuts and chili peppers. This recipe calls for deep-frying; for a lighter version, try kung pao chicken.

Huevos Rancheros


Huevos Rancheros
There are many versions of huevos rancheros, some with cheese, beans or grilled chiles. The most
authentic way to make huevos rancheros is very simple, eggs and salsa, served with corn tortillas. Huevos rancheros are a Mexican tradition.

Indian Cabbage Soup Recipe




Indian Cabbage Soup RecipeThis is the healthy cabbage soup recipe gets plenty of flavor from a bit of hot sauce and some fresh herbs. Be sure to use fresh cilantro, as this cabbage soup isn't the same without it.

Stir-fried Cabbage with Tuna



Stir-fried Cabbage with TunaCabbage is often cooked with         canned tuna. It's a quick dish to make.
Yield: 4 servings