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What's for Dinner? Nikujaga (Japanese Stew)

Posted by Magic of Spice

Nikujaga
Is a Japanese stew of meat, potatoes and onion 
Stewed in a sweetened soy sauce
A variety of vegetables can be used as well

7 oz thinly sliced beef or pork loin, cut in strips
4 potatoes, cut into quarters
1 onion, wedged
1 large carrot, peeled and cut 
2 cup dashi broth, (or beef broth)
2 tablespoons sake
3 tablespoons of sugar
4-5 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Let's get cooking:
Heat oil in a deep pot and sauté the meat on high heat until browned
 Add onion, carrot, potato, sake and sugar, sauté together 
Pour in stock and bring to a boil 
Lower heat to medium, skim off any foam that rises to the surface 
Add soy sauce, cover 
 Simmer until vegetables are softened and the liquid are almost gone 
Makes 4 servings
Pairings:
Try with a side of jasmine rice and 
a nice hot bowl of miso soup


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