Sunday, March 2, 2014

Japanese Steak Salad With Sesame Dressing

"You'll Need:

1 lb boneless beef top sirloin -steak; cut into 1"" pieces 3 c napa cabbage and romaine -lettuce; sliced 1/4"" thick 1/2 c carrots thin diagonally sliced 1/2 c radishes; thinly sliced 1/2 c cucumber; thinly sliced 1 c hot cooked rice 24 snow pea pods; blanched Sesame Marinade and Dressing

Procedures : Prepare Sesame Marinade and Dressing. Place beef top sirloin steak in plastic bag; add reserved 1/3 cup marinade from Sesame Marinade and Dressing, turning to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning once. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of meat is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 16 to 21 minutes for rare to medium, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes. Trim excess fat from steak; carve steak into thin slices. Meanwhile combine napa cabbage, lettuce, carrots and radishes; place equal amounts of salad mixture on 4 individual plates. Arrange equal amount of cucumber slices in circle at top of salad mixture. Mound 1/4 cup rice on top of each cucumber circle. Fan pea pods around both sides of rice. Arrange steak slices in spoke fashion on salad greens, radiating down from rice."

Japanese Prawn And Noodle Salad

"You'll Need:

150 g japanese noodles or Chinese -noodles; cook according to 1 ; pack instructions, 1 ; rinse with cold 1 ; water and drain 2 tb arame; (optional) 4 tb rice vinegar 2 tb soy sauce 2 tb sunflower oil 2 cloves garlic; crushed 125 g fine beans; cut in half 1 ; lengthways (4oz) 1 red pepper; deseeded and cut 1 ; into thin strips 50 g fresh root ginger; grated -(2oz) 25 g sesame seeds; toasted (1oz) 400 g prawns; defrosted

Procedures : Place the cooked drained noodles in a salad dish and chill. Put the arame in a small dish and pour over 2 tablespoons of boiling water, the rice vinegar and soy sauce. Leave for 10 minutes. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok and add the crushed garlic,stir fry for 1-2minutes and add the beans and red pepper. Stir-fry for 4-5 minutes and allow to cool slightly. Combine the vegetables with the noodles and stir in the arame (if arame is not used add the rice vinegar and soy sauce directly to noodles). Take the grated ginger and holding in one hand squeeze the juice over the salad and discard the pulp. Stir the prawns into the noodles and combine well. Chill for 30 minutes before serving."

Japanese Pickle Roll (Handroll, Temakisushi)

"You'll Need:

4 c sushi rice; see recipe 4 takuan (japanese pickles); -cut in thin strips 2 sheets nori seaweed

Procedures : HAND VINEGAR 1 ts rice vinegar 3 tb water Soy sauce; for dipping Just before rolling sushi, toast the nori by passing the shiny side over a high flame. The color of the nori will change from brownish black to dark green. (Without toasting, the nori will be gummy and hard to chew.) Cut toasted nori sheets in half crosswise. Lay a 1/2 a sheet of the nori, shiny side down on a counter. Combine the rice vinegar and water, and moisten your hands with this hand vinegar to keep the rice from sticking to your hands as you work. Spread about 1 cup of the sushi rice on 3/4 of the nori closest to you, in a layer about 1/4 inch thick, spreading it to the edges. Lay 1/4 of the pickle slices across the center of the nori. Roll gently, using the fingers and palms of both hands. Eat immediately, without cutting, and serve the soy sauce as a dipping sauce. Per serving: 680 Calories (kcal); 2g Total Fat; (2% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 156g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 20mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 10 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates"

Japanese Noodle Soup - Good Housekeeping

"You'll Need:

1 tb vegetable oil 6 oz firm tofu; cut into 1"" pcs. 3 md scallions; thinly sliced 1 tb fresh ginger root; grated 1 pk instant miso shiro soup mix; - 1.1 oz. size (white soybean-paste soup) 8 oz dried udon noodles OR -linguine 1 lg carrot; julienned 1 md red pepper; in thin strips 3 strips lemon peel; 3 by 1"" 1/4 ts red pepper flakes; crushed 1 bn watercress; tough stem -removed

Procedures : 1. In a nonstick 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot vegetable oil, cook tofu, scallions, and ginger 5 minutes or until golden brown. 2. In 4-quart saucepan over high heat, heat 8 cups water to boiling. Add soup mix, noodles, carrot, red pepper, lemon peel, crushed red pepper, and tofu mixture; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer soup 8 to 10 minutes until noodles are cooked (if using linguine, cooking time will be slightly longer) and vegetables are tender. Stir in watercress until it wilts. Serve immediately because noodles will absorb liquid quickly. Note: Shiro miso soup mix can be found in the dried soup section if Asian markets or in some supermarkets. If miso soup mix is unavailable, you can substitute 2 extra large vegetable bouillon cubes."

Japanese Mushroom Pate With Spring Onion

"You'll Need:

200 g shiitake mushrooms 200 g flat mushrooms 100 g spring onion; finely diced 100 g cream cheese; vegetarian 50 g shallots; chopped 2 cloves garlic; chopped 30 ml olive oil ----------------------------MARINADE---------------------------------- 50 ml japanese soy sauce 25 ml japanese rice vinegar 25 ml sake or sherry 10 g ginger; finely grated 10 g dark brown sugar

Procedures : Place the mushrooms on a baking tray and brush with 20ml of olive oil. Season and bake for 15 minutes until soft. Place the Japanese marinade ingredients in a bowl and put in the mushrooms, allow to marinate for 4 hours. Heat in a saucepan the remaining olive oil and cook the garlic and shallots until tender. Remove from the marinade the flat mushrooms and half of the shiitake mushrooms and retain half of the shiitake mushrooms. Drain well and place in a food processor and add the shallots and garlic, cream cheese and puree. Season with salt and pepper and mix in the chopped coriander and the chopped spring onion."

Japanese Cutlets With Sweet Wine Dressing

"You'll Need:

750 g cutlets of gemfish, kingfish 1 jewfish, tuna or nortas 1 ocean trout 4 tb plum or rice vinegar 2 tb soy sauce 2 tb mirin wine 3 ts sugar 1 1/2 c shredded white radish, 1 soaked in water 1/2 sheet nori, cut in thin 1 strips 1 lebanese cucumber halved, 1 seeded and sliced

Procedures : Marinate fish cutlets in combined vinegar, soy sauce, mirin wine and sugar. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove cutlets from mari- nade and grill or barbecue, using medium heat, for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until flesh flakes. Brush cutlets with marinade during cooking. Heat remaining marinade to boiling point. Drain radish and mix with nori. Arrange cutlets on a plate with radish, nori and cucumber. Just before serving, spoon heated marinade over cutlets."

Japanese Chicken Thighs

"You'll Need:

8 chicken thighs; (2 pounds) 2 garlic cloves; crushed in -garlic -- press 2 ts grated peeled fresh -gingerroot 2 tb reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/2 c low-sodium chicken broth 1 bn scallions; thinly sliced

Procedures : 1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook thighs, skin side down, 12 minutes. Turn and cook 10 minutes. Discard all but 1 teaspoon of fat. Add garlic and ginger and cook 15 seconds. Stir in soy sauce and broth. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. 2. Remove chicken to platter. Add onions to sauce and cook 1 minute. Pour sauce over chicken."