Japanese recipes

Pork Donburi ( Japanese pork with egg rice bowl).

During my first pregnancy I was nuts about Japanese rice bowl. I can’t be going to the restaurant everyday and so I made my own.. Is not bad and is easy. Is healthy and low in fat. Here’s my version of pork Donburi .. Hope you will like it.

400 gm sliced pork
1 big onion, cut into wedges
1tbsp of grated ginger
2-3 cloves of garlic, diced
Seaweeds and sesame seeds for garnishes

4tbsp Japanese noodle soup
2tbsp mirin
2tbsp sake
4-5tbsp of soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
**if you are not using mirin and sake substitute with 2 tbsp of sugar.

2cups of water

First, Marinate the sliced pork with half of all the seasoning and some sesame oil for half and hour.
Heat up the wok and pour the water in. When is boiling add the other half of all the seasoning in, garlic and grated garlic. Depending whether you like the onion to be crunchy or soft, you can put in the marinated pork and cook till the meat is cook about 2-3mins. This depends on how thick you sliced your meat, when the all meat turns white is ready. Set aside.
There are two ways to do the eggs.

1. As the meat is ready , crack in one egg at a time near the side . You will be able to fit in 4 eggs. Make sure not to break the egg yolk. Simmer it till eggs are half cook or to your liking.

2.In another pan , do sunny side up to your liking. I like my egg yolk half cook.
Now putting everything in.
Serve the meat with sauce and egg on top of julienne Japanese cucumber and a hot bowl of steamed rice. Sprinkle seaweed and sesame seeds on top of the egg. Enjoy ! Itadakimasu !



Grilled Saba(mackerel).


Ever wonder how to make Saba fish?? It is really easy and delicious..
All you need is of course the mackerel , salt , pepper and olive oil. Once is ready you can add lemon.

A whole mackerel
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

First of all cut the mackerel into half lengthwise and remove the head and tail. Clean and dry the mackerel. Line the oven tray with a foil and put the fish in. Sprinkle salt liberally on both sides of the fish , follow by a little bit of pepper. Next drizzle with olive oil about a tbsp.
Next put it in a preheated oven at 250’c for half an hour, skin side up. When is ready, the skin should be golden in colour. Optionally, you can Squeeze quarter of a lemon onto the fish. Easy, healthy and tasty…itadakimasu!!



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