Tofu Steak with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

This Tofu Steak with lots of seasonal mushrooms is so delicious with rice! You can’t get enough!

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Cuisine Japanese
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Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
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Instructions
  1. Let’s prepare the ingredients. Remove the stem ends of the shimeji mushrooms. Separate the shimeji into small pieces.
  2. Remove the stem ends of the enoki mushrooms. Cut the enoki in half. Shiitake or maitake mushrooms can be also used for this recipe.
  3. Trim off the root end of the garlic clove. Crush the garlic with the side of the knife. Then, roughly chop it into small pieces.
  4. Heat the tofu in a microwave at 600 watts for 1 minute to remove the excess liquid. Unwrap the firm tofu and thoroughly remove the excess water with another paper towel.
  5. Sprinkle on the salt, pepper and all purpose flour. Flip it over and remove the water. Then, sprinkle on the salt, pepper and flour again.
  6. Add the sesame oil to a pan and turn on the burner. Place the tofu into the heated pan and saute the bottom.
  7. Flip the tofu over and brown the other side. Remove and place the tofu steak onto a plate.
  8. Add a little more sesame oil. Reheat the pan, drop in the garlic and red chili pepper, and stir until aromatic.
  9. Add the shimeji and enoki mushrooms and continue sauteing.
  10. Add the mirin and soy sauce. Stir and distribute the sauce evenly.
  11. Spoon the mushrooms onto the tofu and pour the sauce over the top. Finally, top with the chopped spring onion leaves.
Recipe Notes
  • The consistency of the sauce sometimes depends on the type of mushrooms. To make the sauce thicker, you can add a little potato or corn starch diluted in water.
  • You can also place the tofu steak on a bowl of rice, making donburi.
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Japanese-inspired Carbonara (Spaghetti Pasta Recipe)

This Japanese-inspired Carbonara is slightly altered to fit the Japanese palate. We will be careful not to overcook the egg. The egg, cheese and bacon are spiced up with the salt and pepper.

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Japanese-inspired Carbonara (Spaghetti Pasta Recipe)
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Cuisine Italian
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Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
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  1. Slice the chunk of bacon into 7mm (0.28") square strips. This is a cut from the belly or side of the pork and also known as slab bacon.
  2. Combine the whole egg, grated Parmesan cheese, milk and black pepper. Thoroughly mix the the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Place the crushed garlic into a pan. And pour in the extra virgin olive oil. Heat the pan on medium heat. When it begins to sizzle, reduce the heat to low and saute the garlic until aromatic.
  4. Add the bacon. Continue sauting until the bacon is browned and it starts to grow more fragrant.
  5. Pour in the white wine and swirl the pan. When the sauce is slightly thickened, turn off the burner.
  6. Let’s cook the pasta. Boil about 0.7 percent of a large amount of salt water. The bacon and cheese both contain salt so a little less salt was added to the water. Submerge the spaghetti in the pot. Cook the pasta for 30 seconds less cooking time than shown on the package.
  7. Now, the pasta is ready. Using tongs, place it into the pan. Turn off the burner of the pot and begin heating the pan again. Toss to coat the pasta with the sauce.
  8. When the pasta is heated, place it into the bowl of the egg mixture. Toss to coat again. If the egg mixture doesn’t have the desired consistency, heat the bowl in the remaining hot water. Now it is ready.
  9. Place the carbonara onto a plate. Top with the chopped spring onion leaves. Finally, sprinkle on the grated Parmesan cheese and black pepper.
Recipe Notes
  • This recipe will help to avoid overcooking the egg since the sauce is not heated in the pan.
  • If you like a richer version of the carbonara, use whipping cream and egg yolks instead of the milk and the whole egg.
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Steak with Garlic Sauce Recipe

This steak with lots of garlic will definitely revitalize your energy!

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Garlic Sauce
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Garlic Sauce
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  1. Let's prepare the sauce. Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake and grated garlic. Stir to mix.
  2. Add the olive oil to a pan. Put in the coarsely chopped garlic clove. Turn on the burner and saute it on low heat. You can tilt the pan to submerge the garlic in the oil. When the garlic is golden brown, remove and set it aside.
  3. Let's prepare the meat. Make numerous shallow cuts along the bottom of the steak. Then, make cuts perpendicular to the initial cuts, creating a grid pattern. Lightly season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. You want to start with the meat at room temperature so take it out of the fridge 20 to 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  4. Heat the pan on high heat. Remove the remaining garlic oil, leaving 1 teaspoon in the pan. Place the steak onto the pan. Cook the top side first so that you can present the beautifully browned side when served.
  5. Brown the steak on high heat for about 1 minute and flip it over. Cook the bottom side on high heat for 10 seconds. Then, reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 10 seconds. Remove and place onto a cooling rack.
  6. Place the hot pan onto a dampened towel to slightly cool. If there are any burnt pieces, wipe them away with a paper towel. Then cover the steak with aluminum foil. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and allow the meat to reabsorb the juices.
  7. Add the sauce to the pan. Reheat the pan and bring it to a boil. Stir to mix and reduce the garlic sauce until slightly thickened. Pour the sauce into a bowl.
  8. Now, the steak has re-absorbed the juices. Cut the steak into smaller pieces. Allowing the meat to reabsorb the juices is important because it will help avoid losing the precious juices when cut.
  9. Place the steak onto a plate along with the baby spinach and boiled mixed vegetables. Sprinkle on the fried garlic bits. Pour on the sauce and enjoy the delicious steak!
Recipe Notes
  • We used a cut from the bottom round but you can also use beef tenderloin or sirloin in this recipe.
  • Making the cuts on the bottom in a grid pattern will make the meat extra tender so everyone can enjoy the steak.
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