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Mirin Mushroom Gravy

Hearty and savory mushroom gravy gets an update with the subtle yet distinctive essence of Mirin. The infusion of this exotic cooking sake brings a new twist to a classic sauce that will delight those who love home-style comfort food but want to cook “outside the box”. by KITCHEN TREASURES™ – Lizette and Geoffrey Marx for Takara

Buri Daikon (Simmered Yellowtail and Daikon)

Buri Daikon (Simmered Yellowtail and Daikon) is a classic Japanese wintertime favorite when both ingredients are in season and at their freshest. Cooked gently in a soy-infused broth, the homey flavors are utterly comforting! by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook 

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Juicy, sweet, with just a hint of garlic, these succulent oven-baked Honey Garlic Pork Chops are simply irresistible. Its flavorful sauce has all the allure. Serve with a side of roasted vegetables for a worthy weeknight dinner! by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook 

Teppanyaki with Homemade Sauce

Here’s the ultimate guide on how to do a true Japanese Teppanyaki at home! With an electric griddle and fresh ingredients, you can easily enjoy the fun of indoor grilling at any time. A homemade Teppanyaki Sauce is a must. by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook 

Teriyaki Wings

Love wings? We prepared the perfect easy Teriyaki recipe for you. Pair it with our Sho Chiku Bai REI Junmai Daiginjo! by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook to Teriyaki Wings post.

Chicken Karaage

(Japanese Fried Chicken) Technically, there are two styles of fried chicken in Japan. One is called “Karaage” and it usually uses flour or a mixture of flour & starch as a batter. Another style is called “Tatsutaage” and it only uses potato starch in the batter. In the US, we generally do not distinguish the […]

Summer Berries with Citrus Infused Mirin

It is hard to go wrong with a beautiful, colorful fruit salad. How does one elevate this to a spoonful of wonder? The addition of Mirin with fresh squeezed citrus brings together the acids and sweetness of the fruits that will always surprise and delight.   by KITCHEN TREASURES™ – Lizette and Geoffrey Marx for Takara

Chocolate Almond Pannacotta with Mirin

The rich chocolate flavors of this luscious pannacotta take on mysterious and intoxicating notes with the addition of Mirin. The transformative yet subtle tastes evoke a sensation of complexity and a desire to never be without this exotic treat. by  KITCHEN TREASURES™ – Lizette and Geoffrey Marx for Takara

Zesty Mirin BBQ Sauce

Mirin and ginger give this barbecue sauce its exotic and bright flavors, while smoked paprika infuses this sauce with that familiar barbecue sauce flavor. Brush this sauce onto grilled chicken, sausage, meatballs, on top of meatloaf or roasted potatoes.   by  KITCHEN TREASURES™ – Lizette and Geoffrey Marx for Takara

Celery Root Soup

Fall Celery Root Soup The flavors of celery root, leeks, fennel and tart green apple come together with the mysterious, sweet umami of Mirin in this sumptuous soup. by KITCHEN TREASURES™ – Lizette and Geoffrey Marx for Takara

Roast Cornish Game Hen with Spiced Rosemary Pear Mirin Glaze

Tender and succulent roast Cornish Game Hen is further enhanced with a delicate pear juice and Mirin reduction spiced with rosemary, allspice and cloves. The glaze is also burnished onto the pearl onions and carrots that accompany the hen resulting in an elegant entree for a rustic fall dinner. Try this recipe instead of turkey […]

Confetti Brussels and Leeks with Mirin Glazed Bacon

Brussel sprouts and leeks are shaved thinly and sautéed with butter, Meyer lemon juice and Mirin while Mirin-glazed bacon crisps in the oven. The crumbled sweet and savory bacon then gets tossed into the Brussel and leek sauté. Mirin highlights this side dish two ways, offering its sweet notes to the bacon and umami hints […]

Awase Dashi – Japanese stock

(Kelp and Bonito Flakes Stock) “Awase” means combination. This dashi is made from a combination of Kelp and Bonito Flakes, and is the most basic kind of Japanese Dashi. This dashi is also called “Ichiban Dashi,” or the first (stage) stock in English.   Other Kinds of Japanese Dashi: The Second Dashi (Niban Dashi) – […]

Teriyaki Salmon

Serves 4 4 pc salmon fillet or steak 2 Tbsp Takara Mirin 2 Tbsp Sho Chiku Bai sake 2 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp. soy sauce   Salt/pepper/flour/oil   Wash salmon quickly with water, then pat dry with paper towel. Lightly sprinkle salt & pepper on salmon. Put flour in a shallow bowl, flour each piece […]

Teriyaki Chicken

Serves 4 1 chicken, cut in quarters 1/2 cup Takara Mirin 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup Sho Chiku Bai Sake 1” piece fresh ginger, grated   Mix the marinade ingredients. Marinate chicken for at least _ hour. Take out chicken from marinade. Reserve marinade for basting. Bake chicken in the oven at 400° or […]

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