Free Japanese Recipes – Yakitori and Gomaae

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Nowadays, more and more people are getting interested with Japanese recipes. Why? Because they are not only taste good, but they are also comparatively healthier than their American counterparts. So, if you have always think of trying Japanese food but feel that taking raw meat is a bit repulsive, here are Japanese recipesthat you might wish to try out.

Main dish: Yakitori
This grilled chicken Japanese recipes is especially popular to children because of its sweet sauce.

Ingredients:
–    Chicken parts like thigh meat or liver
–    Japanese Leek *
–    4 tablespoons of Japanese Shoyu
–    Japanese cooking wine or Japanese Rice Wine
–    3 tablespoons of sugar
–    Honey
–    Bamboo skewers

*Substitute Negi with leeks or green onion if not available

Preparation:
1.    Cut the chicken into small even parts about 2 to 3 centimeters.
2.    In a saucepan, pour in all the liquid ingredients and mix with sugar then simmer with low hear. Wait until the sugar is completely melted.
3.    Marinate the chicken with the sauce and set aside for about 30 minutes.
4.    While waiting for the marinade to seep in, cut the Negi into 3 centimeters long.
5.    When the chicken gets ready, alternately skewer chicken with leeks.
6.    Grill to perfection. Be careful not to burn them.

Side Dish: Gomaae
This spinach based Japanese recipes complements Yakitori.

Ingredients:
–    Fresh Spinach
–    2 tablespoons sugar
–    1 tablespoon of Japanese Rice Wine
–    2 tablespoons of ground sesame seeds
–    2 tablespoons of Miso (Soybean paste)

Preparation:
1.    Blanch the spinach.
2.    Dry out the leaves by patting them with dry kitchen cloth or paper towel.
3.    Once dry, cut them approximately 3 centimeters long.
4.    Mix the other ingredients in a different container.
5.    Toss the spinach to the mixture and serve.

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