Japan is your passion, but you don't have enough money to buy good restaurants? Make your favorite meals at home with our 5 easy recipes!
Sushi and sashimi are fine 5 minutes, but not the main course in Japan. In fact, the land of the rising sun is full of recipes as original as they are delicious, from ramen to katsudon, including onigiris or even gyozas and yakitoris. In the program : pasta broths, meat, fried foods, cheese, rice, things to eat without hunger. And there is no need to go to a Japanese restaurant to indulge yourself with these delicious dishes. They are quite easy to make when you can find the right ingredients. And here are 5 recipes to try without hesitation to eat Japanese directly from your sofa.
Chicken ramen recipe
Credit: Cuisine addict
For 4 people :
- 200 g of dry ramen
- 4 chicken cutlets
- 1 carrot
- 1 small broccoli
- 1 yellow onion
- 10 cl of coconut cream
- 1 C. green curry paste
- 1 lime
- 1 C. sesame oil
- 1 C. soy sauce
Cut the chicken into cubes and put them in a dish, then drizzle with lime juice, a tablespoon of sesame oil and soy sauce. Mix well and leave to marinate in the fridge. Meanwhile, mince the onion and cut the carrot into fine sticks, then remove the broccoli florets. Cook ramen according to package directions.
In a wok with a little olive oil, brown the onion, then add the chicken and brown well on all sides. Add the carrot and the broccoli florets, sauté for about a minute. Add a tablespoon of curry paste and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, 30 cl of water, pour in the cooked pasta and mix well. It's ready !
A recipe from the Cuisine Addict blog.
Beef and cheese yajitori recipe
Credit: Amandine Cooking
For 12 yakitoris:
- 12 slices of beef carpaccio
- 1 Comté or Emmental cheese
- 3 tbsp. salted soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. liquid honey
- Sesame oil or neutral
In a bowl, combine the soy sauce and honey. Brush the carpaccio slices with this marinade and refrigerate in cling film for 1 hour. Cut 12 cheese sticks and thread them on skewers. Wrap cheese with a slice of carpaccio and optionally sprinkle with sesame seeds. Heat a little oil in a pan and cook the skewers, turning them on each side, until the cheese is well melted. It's ready !
A recipe taken from the Amandine Cooking blog.
The katsudon recipe
Credit: Lady Coquillette
For 2 people :
- 2 slices of boneless pork loin
- 2 tbsp. tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. coffee sugar
- 1 C. teaspoon sesame oil or neutral
- 50 g of water
- 3 large eggs
- Japanese panko breadcrumbs
- 25 cl dashi broth
- 1 large onion
- 4 tbsp. 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. coffee sugar
- 2 tbsp. teaspoon of mirin or sake sauce
- 300 g of Japanese round rice
- Choice of cooked seasonal vegetables
Make grids on the pork slices without slicing the meat. In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp. tablespoon soy sauce, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. teaspoon sesame oil or neutral and pepper. Coat the meat with this marinade and let stand. Rinse the rice and pour it into a saucepan with 45 cl of cold water, then bring to the boil and continue cooking for 12 minutes, covered, over low heat.
Peel and mince the onion. Mix 4 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tsp. sugar, 2 tsp. teaspoon of mirin or sake sauce, add 25 cl of dashi stock and mix. Pour into a pan, add the chopped onion and cook over low heat. In a bowl, whisk the water with the egg and a little flour. Spread the panko breadcrumbs on a plate then dip the pork slices in the egg-flour mixture and in the breadcrumbs. In a bowl, whisk 2 eggs. When the onion is cooked, add the beaten eggs to the pot.
Prepare a bath of frying oil at 180 ° C. Fry the breaded pork slices for several minutes, remove them and drain them on absorbent paper. Place the breaded pork on the onion omelet and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes, covering the pan. In a bowl, distribute the hot rice, add the breaded pork and the omelet, then serve with cooked vegetables. It's ready !
A recipe taken from the Lady Coquillette blog.
The recipe for onigiri with tuna and cucumber
For 4 people :
- 200 g of Japanese rice
- 4 tbsp. of vinegar for sushi or maki
- 1 small tin of tuna
- 1 piece of cucumber, 6 cm long
- Soya sauce
- Nori seaweed
Soak the rice for 1 hour in a bowl of cold water. Drain and let stand 30 min in a colander. In a saucepan, mix it with 20 cl of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Lower the heat and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 10 min with the lid on. Place the rice in a salad bowl and add the vinegar. Cut the cucumber into small cubes and crumble the tuna, then mix everything with the soy sauce.
Wet hands in a bowl of cold water. Take a rice ball and compress it to compress the rice well. Hollow out the center and place a spoonful of the tuna filling, close the rice ball all around. Flatten the formed ball and give it a triangle shape. Decorate with a rectangle of nori seaweed sheet. Repeat the operation. It's ready !
A recipe taken from the ODelices blog.
The recipe for gyozas with vegetables
For 8 gyozas:
- 1/2 onion
- 65g Asian mushroom mix
- 50 g cabbage
- 1 C. 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 8 gyoza leaves
- Sesame oil
- 70 ml of water
- Salt pepper
Mince the onion, mushrooms and cabbage. Put them in a bowl and incorporate the soy sauce, salt, pepper and sesame oil. Divide the mixture into 8 equal parts and put them in the gyoza leaves. Close the gyozas by pinching the edges well. In a skillet, put 70 ml of water, add the gyoza and pour a little sesame oil. Cover and cook for 8 minutes. It's ready !
A recipe from the Japan Center blog.