Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Japanese Stir Fry Ground Turkey & Cabbage

I made this tonight with white Japanese rice and miso soup. Use your favorite type of miso. I used a mugi miso but any type can be used. I found it quite easy to find kosher miso. Try health food stores or your local Asian market. The origional recipe called for pork but for obvious reasons I made it with turkey (although, to be honest, we aren't even kosher style anymore). This made a nice full meal for the 4 of us. If you didn't want to go with soup I'd choose another dish to go along with this for a family of 4. Maybe some sliced oranges or other fruit to start with or a japanese pickle on the side. You could also start with a Japanese style salad w. ginger dressing.

What you'll need:
1 lb ground turkey, chicken or pork
1 small napa cabbage (I had about 3/4 of a large head left over from another meal)
1 tbsp soy sauce (plus more ... you'll see)
1 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp miso
veg oil

Chop the cabbage. I cut it into slivers.
Cook the turkey in the oil, breaking up with the back of a spoon.
Meanwhile, stir together the soy sauce, sugar and miso.
When the turkey is cooked through add the cabbage. You may need to wet it a little with a few shakes of the soy sauce.
When the cabbage has cooked down a little add the miso mixture.
If it gives you trouble (too dry) add a spoon full of water...but not too much.
Mix it together well and serve w. a side of rice...actually, since we are talking Japanese food, this would be the side while the rice is the main dish.

I hope you like it.

The photo below is made with ground beef rather than the turkey. Sorry it isn't the best photo. I've been having camera issues.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Baked Salmon

Yep, it has been a while. I'm very sorry about that. It seems I am without a camera...at least not one I like and then to top it off my program that views photos is missing...I don't know how these things happen to me.

Anyway, we just had this wonderful, simple salmon recipe and it was so good I thought I'd share. It doesn't look like much but it was tasty and will go with just about anything. We had some frozen twice baked potatoes which cooked at the same temp and time as the fish (making this a simple meal) and some green beans. Next time I think I'll serve it with lemon pepper pappardelle (we get it from Trader Joe's) in my favorite alfredo sauce . My mac and cheese would be a great side too as would most potato dishes and any fresh veg.

You'll need:
Salmon steaks - as many as you need...4oz is a serving)
Mayo - I use Hellmans but use what you like
Italian seasoned bread crumbs - you may wish to experiment with other seasonings

Preheat oven to 350 F
Put the salmon in a baking dish and spread some mayo on top...like you are making a sandwich. Be generous.
Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the mayo...they will stick...this is good.
Pop it in the oven for about 30 minutes +/-
If the bread crumbs don't look browned but the fish is done stick them under the broiler for a minute or two or until it browns to your liking.