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NikuJaga

Nikujaga

This dish is typical Japanese home cooking. We call this dish “Ofukuro no Aji” in Japanese meaning “your favorite homemade meal” in English. We remember a good memory from our childhood. We eat this dish often in Japan.

Ingredients

 150g sliced beef or pork

 3 medium-size potatoes

 1 onion

 1 carrot

 5 string beans

 1 bundle shirataki

 

 2 cups water

 2 tablespoon sugar

 2 tablespoon sake

 2 tablespoon mirin

 

Method:

1.  Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise then cut widthwise. ( quarter size). Soak in water for 10 minutes and drain.

2.  Cut Onion in half and cut into quarter size.

3.  Cut carrot slantwise while rolling. (In the picture, carrot- plum-flower shape)

4.  Cut string beans off of both edges. Boil plenty of water with little salt and add the string beans. Boil the beans for 1 minute, and drain. Cut them into 5cm length.

5. Cut Shirataki into 2 or 3 potions and wash them.Beaf Onion Shirataki Potetoes

Boil Shirataki in plenty of water for 5 minutes and drain.

6. Cut beef (pork) into bite  sizes.                                                      

7. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan. Sauté beef until light brown, add potatoes, carrot, onion and shirataki. Continue to sauté.

8. Add 2 cups water and cook over strong heat. Skim off any scum that forms.

scum                                                                                                                                                                                        

 9. Turn heat to medium. Add sugar, sake and mirin, and cook for 5 minutes.

10.  dd soy sauce and cook for 6 ~8 minutes. Add string beans and cook a little bit more.

 11.   Serve in a bowl.

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