Raw fish, steamed fish, deep-fried fish - you name it and Japan has it! Japanese cuisine has elevated seafood in every way possible. With a focus on fresh fish and raw food, Japan's population is one of the longest-lived in the world.Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade
1. Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade
Watch how to make a terrific marinade for Japanese teriyaki. Ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and sweet rice wine give this sauce its signature flavor that pairs perfectly with pork, chicken, beef, and salmon.
2. Tofu Steak with Mushroom Topping
These delicious and healthytofu steaks are quick and easy to make, and are absolutely perfect for any vegan or vegetarian, but the meat eaters will love them as well. Watch Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets with you.
3. Soba Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce
The Avocado is chock full of good fats and valuable vitamins. Plus, it's an amazing substitution for copious amounts of cheese and milk in creamy sauces. This 100% vegan, gluten free pasta in cream sauce is decadent enough to make everyone at your dinner table happy (even us pesky meat-eaters).
4. Kabocha no Nimono (Japanese Simmered Pumpkin)
People think Japanese food is healthy. Is that because of deep fried Tempura or Tonkatsu? Probably not. That’s because we eat a lot of simmered or boiled vegetables. Vegetable dishes boiled or simmered in seasoned broth are called Nimono. This is true home cooking and hard to get at Japanese restaurants in the US.
5. Japanese Salad Sunomono
Sunomono (Cucumber Salad) is a perfect small side dish. It’s easy to make, healthy to eat, and very refreshing to accompany any main dish. It’s tangy but sweet, who wouldn’t like it?