Authentic Chicken Teriyaki
Alot of people think Teriyaki is defined by the sauce that is poured over veg, meat.. and has nothing to do with the method. I am guilty of this myself.
A few months back I purchased a book called Japanese Homestyle Cooking, which is actually a Japanese cookbook, translated into English. It doesnt get much more authentic than that. This book is quickly becomnig one of my favorite cookbooks, especially when I want something quick and easy.. but a bit exotic at the same time.
Here follows this fantastic recipe for real chicken teriyaki, like your Japanese grandma used to make.... err..... yea.
2 large chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
4 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs mirin
1 Tbs sugar
Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.
Dredge each piece lightly in cornstarch, and panfry in some oil in a skillet until browned on all sides.
Add the soy sauce and ginger, mirin and sugar. Lower the heat and cook, turning several times, until the sauce is reduced and thick.
Of course youve got to have this with some Japanese rice, and some miso soup. We also had some stir-fried veg with this.
So much yummier than just pouring some bottled teriyaki over a piece of grilled chicken.