Sunday, May 2, 2010

Japanese themed dinner..

Tonight im going with a japanese theme for dinner as its one of my boyfriends favorite cuisine.

On the menu: chicken katsu, japanese zucchini & onions, and gyoza

*(if you should like to have the recipes just let me know and i can send or post them)*

GyozaThese are yummy like dumplings or also known as pot stickers. they can be fried or steamed or both i choose to fry them only as they don't take as long and aren't soggy or slimy. lol

My recipe for them includes, green onion, garlic, ginger, water chestnuts, soy or shoyu, sesame seeds and ground meat (traditionally pork but i used ground turkey). These are absolutely delicious and don't last long around here. I serve them with a slightly sweet dipping sauce of stock, soy, mirin and sugar. yummy.

Japanese Zuchinni & Onions

This is a wonderful traditional side dish and has awesome flavor. its a 2:1 mix of teryaki and soy, along with the sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds it was a hit for dinner.

Chicken KatsuThis is basically a fried chicken coated in panko bread crumbs. The crumbs give this chicken a delightful crunch that you just cant skip out on. the only thing i recommend is to season your chicken a little heavy as it may be to bland after cooking.

Red Velvet Jumbo Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

Need i say anything about this other than OMG pure heaven. The icing is so light and fluffy and not to sweet you would want to just eat the whole bowl. However i advise against that im sure it will go straight to your hips. Although that could help some of the hip challenged ladies out there. lol

So this sums up dinner for us and my 9 year old says it was just unspeakable. haha I just say as long as they eat its a sucess.