Thursday, May 28, 2009

Japanese Ginger Pork

The other day I was on a mission to find new recipes - and came to fruition when I found this one on Closet Cooking. It sounded delicious, I couldn't wait to try.

Ginger Pork, also known as shogayaki in Japanese, is a simple and tasty dish. The pork is marinated in a sweet and salty ginger* marinade and then stir-fried.

I hurried to the store and bought all the necessary ingredients. Unfortunately I couldn't find sake so I substituted it with Chinese rice wine.

In Japan, this dish is typically served with shredded cabbage, but I served mine with sauteed bok choy instead.

The sliced pork turned out delicious. Simply succulent. The sauce was so good over white rice. Next time, I may try it with chicken or beef.

All the dishes I make are easy to prepare, but this one is especially so! Seriously. It's a great weekday meal.

Japanese Ginger Pork:

- 1 pound thinly sliced pork
- 2 tbsp ginger, grated
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sake (I used Chinese rice wine)
- 1 tbsp mirin
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp corn starch
- green onions, chopped (optional)
- sesame seeds (optional)

1. Mix ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sesame oil in a bowl.
2. Add pork and corn starch to the mixture. Marinate for at least 20 minutes.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add pork and stir-fry on medium heat until cooked thoroughly.
4. Before serving, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

*It wasn't until recently that I started cooking with ginger, and now I can't seem to stop. Everything tastes a bit fancier with a little bit of ginger, in my opinion.

5 comments:

  1. oh wowwww japanese food sugoi.. nihongo o hanaseamasuka? i love how you eat foods from all different cultures even though im mixed with all sort i dont really do that but now im thinkin maybe i should.. really nice page though whats your background hablas espanol? also whats ireland like where abouts did you/are you going i have family all over ireland but just not had a chance to go yett blog when your back !! and chek out mine if you get chance though im new to this so i wouldnt really call myself a blogger yet
    have a good trip, gariella (^_^)

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  2. Someday perhaps you will open a restaraunt and perhaps even do a "how to cook" TV show. I'll sure to watch and be one of your biggest fans!

    This looks yummy.

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  3. I love ginger pork - yours looks really tasty.

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  4. I love this dish! Full of wonderful flavours and so yummy with just plain rice!

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  5. The taste of the ginger pork is awesome! My husband and kids like this dish very much. My husband say this ginger dish solve his indigestion problem. I guess he is right, because ginger paste is full of digestive enzyme. On top of your recipe, I added well toasted sesame seed. It gives the pork slightly nutty flavour it is very appetising. The shortcoming of this dish is it was slightly saltiest (I forgotten to put in sugar!). If you intend to grate large amount of ginger, I reckon this www.bakingfrenzy.com/japanese-ginger-grater-p-385.html ( ginger grater ) is quite useful, due to the grating surfave won’t become blunt easily. Anyway thanks for all the hard works and time to list out the recipes.

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