Chicken/Poultry

Shio Koji Chicken Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

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Japanese style fried chicken, tori no karaage, or chicken karaage as I like to call it, is my favorite version of fried chicken, with the exception of Gus’s Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee, which I became hopelessly addicted to while in law school.  Chicken karaage has a light crispy outside and a moist, tender inside, rendering […]

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Passover-friendly Tori Tsukune Nabe

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When my friend Tori, the genius behind The Shiksa in the Kitchen, asked if I would be willing to contribute to her Passover Potluck 2013, I knew I wanted to bring something Japanese to the table.  This is easier said than done, however, due to the special rules for preparing food that is kosher for […]

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Miso Katsu (Japanese Breaded Pork Cutlet with Miso Sauce)

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This past weekend a Japanese friend came to visit, and at her request, I made miso katsu and miso soup for dinner.  (She was feeling a bit homesick!)  Miso Katsu is a version of tonkatsu (juicy breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets served with a thick, sweet and tangy sauce and served with shredded cabbage and steamed […]

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Cancun Chicken Curry

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Cancun Chicken Curry, chicken cooked in a fragrant tomato based sauce filled with spices and a bit of heat, is an Indian dish inspired by a trip to Cancun, Mexico.  Yeah, I know that sounds a bit funny, but stick with me and it should all make sense by the time you get to the […]

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Celebrate the Super Bowl with Turkey Avocado Onigiri Footballs

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Turkey Avocado Onigiri Footballs Makes approximately 6 onigiri 1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 thin slices turkey (lunch-meat style) 3 cups freshly steamed Japanese rice 1 sheet nori (seaweed) Special equipment: football-shaped cookie cutter 1. Mash the avocado, lime juice, and […]

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Turkey Meatball and Endive Coconut Curry

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Turkey Meatball and Endive Coconut Curry Makes 4 servings For the Turkey Meatballs: 2 cans (14-ounces each) light coconut milk, divided 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey 1/2 cup panko 2 eggs 4 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoon cilantro, finely minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil For […]

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Shiro Miso Ozouni (White Miso Ozouni)

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Shiro Miso Ozouni (White Miso Ozouni) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 4 servings 4-inch piece dried kombu 4 cups water 4 satoimo (taro root), peeled and cut in half 2.5 inch piece daikon, cut into thin planks 2.5 inch piece carrot, cut into thin planks 4 circle mochi cakes (or rectangle cakes) […]

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Clear Broth Ozouni

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Clear Broth Ozouni Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 4 servings 4-inch piece dried kombu 4 cups water 2.5 inch piece daikon, cut into thin planks 2.5 inch piece carrot, cut into thin planks 4 circle mochi cakes (or rectangle cakes) 3 ounces boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut into small bite-sized pieces 1 […]

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Nabeyaki Udon

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Nabeyaki Udon Makes 5 servings 6 ounces fresh spinach leaves 6 cups dashi (basic Japanese sea stock) 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons mirin 1 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger 2 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced on the diagonal 2 leeks, cleaned and cut into 1-inch slices on […]

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice Makes 6 to 8 servings 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs with skin on, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large yellow onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 4 teaspoons curry powder (I use S&B) 2 teaspoons kosher salt […]

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