Japanese Food Recipes

Japanese food really is healthy eating...Ok Japanese style fried chicken, not so healthy but...there are so many Japanese food recipes that are delicious, simple and good for you - like tofu stir fry.

Cooking with Miso
Miso paste is not just for making miso soup . Miso paste is the base of many delicious Japanese sauces and marinades. Try these recipes:

Grilled Beef with miso marinade

400 grams Rump roast, cut into 100gram pieces
100 grams of miso paste
2 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp sake or white wine

Combine miso paste, sugar and sake/white wine to make the miso marinade. Spread half the mixture out along the bottom of a baking tray. Arrange the meat over the miso. Rub the remaining miso marinade on top of the meat. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Remove the meat from the miso marinade and wipe off any excess miso. Place the meat on a rack or grill pan. (BBQ is good too) Grill until cooked to your liking. Cut into 2 cm thick slices and arrange on a serving plate.

Serve with rice and steamed vegetables.

Miso Dip & Veg sticks

This healthy & crunchy treat will keep everyone coming back for more.

2 Tbsp red miso paste
2 Tbsp maple syrup/honey
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp red wine/vinegar
2 Tsp finely chopped peanuts (a tasty optional)

Sliced carrots, cucumbers & celery for dipping.Combine all the dip ingredients. Pour into a deep bowl. Stand the vegetable sticks in it.
Healthy Eating Yum!

Potatoes with Peanut-Miso Dressing

250 grams new potatoes, peeled & sliced like 5 cm matchsticks
60 grams carrots, peeled & slicked like 5 cm matchsticks

For the Miso Dressing:1 Tbsp red miso
2 Tbsp mirin
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
4 Tbsp finely crushed peanuts or sesame seeds (or 2 Tbsp peanut butter)

Bring the potatoes to a boil in salty water until cooked but firm in the middle. Drain.
Cook the carrots in a saucepan of water for 5 minutes. Drain.

To make the dressing, combine red miso, mirin, sugar, lemon juice, and crushed peanuts.

Arrange the carrots and potatoes on a serving plate and cover with the dressing.

Enjoy! Or Ikadakimasu! (as the Japanese would say)

We hope you enjoy these recipes. There are so many more to come!

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