Cuisine: Japanese

Shrimp with Miso Butter

This Shrimp with Miso Butter is a marriage made in heaven. The shrimp is tossed in a buttery umami bath. I always have miso paste in the refrigerator. It basically lasts forever.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Scallion Butter

The Japanese Sweet, which may also be referred to as a Japanese yam, an Oriental, Kotobuki, Satsuma Imo, or Satsumaimo, is a variety of potato that is common in Japan and is now grown in the U.S. as well as many other regions of the world. Japanese sweet potatoes have a dark reddish-brown to rose-colored exterior skin with a creamy white to pale yellow inner flesh. They have a slightly nutty flavor, with hints of chestnut and a drier, starchier texture than other sweet potato varieties. 
These Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Scallion Butter has a sweet umami taste.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Japanese Fried Rice

My husband made me this lovely Japanese dinner last night. This Japanese Fried Rice which has tender soft-scrambled eggs and savory fried leftover rice and is the ultimate Japanese comfort food.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

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

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

Stir Fried Eggplant with Ponzu Sauce

Ponzu is a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine. It is a tart mixture of citrus and soy sauce. This quick and easy Stir Fried Eggplant With Ponzu Sauce is a winning combination.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings