Monday, July 28

Recipe of the Day

Yakitori- Japan-Guide

Another favorite of ours, it is quick, easy, and cheap. Great for parties and social gatherings. This common Japanese street food is usually made from chicken, and not just the meat. One of the more common versions contains the "giblets." The version we are posting today is just for the meat, but feel free to experiment and see what you like! Photo courtesy LWY

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  • Chicken without bone and skin
  • Japanese leek (negi), leek, or green onion
  • 4 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Mirin or sake
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Honey or maple syrup
  • Small wooden spears

  1. Mix together 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of sugar, a little bit of honey or maple syrup, a little bit of mirin and water, and heat it up until combined.
  2. Cut chicken into 1 inch squares
  3. Place chicken in marinade and let sit (the longer the more flavor, but 15 minutes is long enough)
  4. Cut leeks into 1 inch pieces
  5. Spear the chicken and the leeks with the sticks
  6. Grill until cooked, make sure to turn them over.

You can fix these up in massive amounts shortly, just scale up the recipe as needed. These are also easy for kids to make. You can also cook these on an electric griddle with good results.

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