Cuisine: Asian

Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

Tsukune is a Japanese chicken meatball which is basted in a sweet and salty glaze. The make a great appetizer or snack. These Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs are broiled and not actually grilled. They are easy to make and easy to eat!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Pork Ramen

Upgrade your ramen noodles and throw out those seasoning packets, which have enough sodium to make you dry up like a prune. The FDA recommends the average American consumes no more than 2,300 mg of salt per day. A package of Top Ramen’s noodles contains more than half of this. Ramen is the ultimate Japanese comfort food, and it's nowhere near as hard to make as you might think. Try these Pork Ramen noodles at home.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette

This Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette is from Cooking Light Magazine and is perfect for a warm summer evening. You can make the whole thing ahead of time and eat it chilled with a lovely glass of wine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Sautéed String Beans with Garlic

These Sautéed String Beans with Garlic are from Din Tai Fung, which is a restaurant originating in Taiwan, specializing in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings). They have branches in Japan, the US, South Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand. It was named one of the top ten restaurants in the world by The New York Times on January 17, 1993. Everything they serve is amazing. The string beans are like no other, crispy, yet tender and silky.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Japanese Beef Marinade

This easy Japanese Beef Marinade uses miso paste, which is made from soy, barley and rice, and has a strong, savory umami taste. I always have miso paste in my refrigerator.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Soy Glazed Yams

These Soy Glazed Yams, a very simple Japanese side dish, which is nutritious and delicious!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Shishito Peppers with Den Miso and Bubu Arare

I had these Shishito Peppers with Den Miso and Bubu Arare at Tokyo Fried Chicken Co. in Monterey Park, CA. I love shishito peppers and now have a new way to make them. About one out of every ten peppers is spicy. The person that gets the spicy one will have good luck! Bubu Arare can be found in Japanese markets or online.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins

Cashew Chicken in a Slow Cooker

This Cashew Chicken in a Slow Cooker can't get any easier. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare for the crockpot. It's great for a busy weeknight meal.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Foil-Baked Green Beans with Soy Sauce and Garlic

Try these really simple Foil-Baked Green Beans with Soy Sauce and Garlic on the grill tonight. It's minimal effort with fabulous flavor.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Pork Chops with Yuzu-Miso Marinade

I checked out this Japanese Grilling book out of the library and made these Pork Chops with Yuzu-Miso Marinade. My guests went crazy for these. The marinade is wonderful.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 12 hrs
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings