Recipes That Pair Well with Japanese Sake

She was born and raised in Hiroshima. After working as a fashion stylist, she became an expert cook. She expanded into the design and sales of kitchen equipment, product and recipe development, and appearances at events and on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers..

Sake friendly recipes

Meat and salted potatoes

Japanese-style avocado salad

Ingredients for 4

  1. Potatoes: Six
  2. Sliced beef: 250g
  3. Garlic: 1 clove
  4. Sake: 3 Tablespoons
  5. Bonito and seaweed stock: to taste
  1. Salt and pepper: to taste

Preparation

  1. Cut the beef into bite-size pieces. Cut the garlic clove in half and crush it. Peel the potatoes.
  2. Put a small amount of oil in the pan and fry the garlic. Add beef and season with salt and pepper. Add potatoes and pour in stock to cover the ingredients. Add sake and simmer until the potatoes soften.
  3. Remove scum and add stock as needed while simmering. When the potatoes are soft, season with salt and pepper and remove from the fire. While cooling, it will absorb flavor from the stock. Serve on a plate and sprinkle with pepper.

Rolled meat with vegetables

Japanese-style avocado salad

Ingredients for 4

  1. Spinach: 1 bunch
  2. Carrot: 1
  3. Garlic: 1 clove
  4. Sliced beef: 200-250g
  5. Katakuriko starch: small amount
  1. ★Sake: 2 tablespoons
  2. ★Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
  3. ★Sugar: 1 and 1/2

Preparation

  1. Peel carrot and slice it lengthwise, then cut into long strips. Boil spinach and carrots and drain the water.
  2. Place the beef, spinach, and carrots on a makisu (sushi rolling mat) or plastic wrap, then roll it. Coat the rolled beef thinly with katakuriko starch.
  3. Put oil in the pan and fry the (2) beef. When the surface is browned, add the mixed ★ ingredients to the pan and boil down a bit. Slice the cooked beef and serve on a plate.

Rolled omelet with Chinese chives

Japanese-style avocado salad

Ingredients for 4

  1. Eggs: four
  2. Chinese chive: 1 bunch
  3. Garlic: 1 clove
  4. Bonito stock: 1 teaspoon
  5. Sake: 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Salt: a little less than 1/2 teaspoon
  1. Mirin: 1/2 teaspoon

Preparation

  1. Wash Chinese chives and chop them into 1cm lengths. Cover with plastic wrap and heat in the microwave for 50 seconds (500W).
  2. Mix the 4 eggs, stock, sake, mirin, salt and Chinese chives well.
  3. Thinly pour (2) on a pan and roll when it is cooked. Add some more (2) on the side. When it’s cooked, roll it. Repeat several times to layer the egg.

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Naoko Koshiishi

Bio

She was born and raised in Hiroshima. After working as a fashion stylist, she became an expert cook. She expanded into the design and sales of kitchen equipment, product and recipe development, and appearances at events and on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers.

Her cooking style

Good food makes people smile. People gather for delicious food.
That's her motto, and she offers easy, delicious recipes that anyone can make.

Her current activities

Regular appearances on Tochigi TV's “Pakupaku Mogumogu Grand Day – Ouchi Gohan”
Writes a monthly column and recipes for Tokyo Shimbun's “Tochigi Gohan.”
Writes a regular column and recipes for Nihon Chikusan Shinkokai's (Japan Livestock Association) “Yoton no Tomo (Pig Farming Companion)”
Author of “Ninki Blogger Yonin-no One Plate Gohan, Watashi Café e Yokoso (4 popular blogger’s one plate dish, Welcome to my café)”, etc.

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