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Japanese Cuisine With Obbie – Yakitori

Japanese cuisine with Obbie – Yakitori

Serves 10

INGREDIENTS: tsp = teaspoon tbsp = tablespoon

  • 1.5 kg boneless Chicken Thigh & Legs (breast optional, easily dry when BBQ)
  • 3 Leeks
  • 1.5  kg Japanese sushi Rice
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Small Bamboo Skewers

Marinate :

  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic (about 3-4 clove)
  • 1  cup Soy Sauce
  • 1  cup Calamansi Juice or Lime
  • 1.5 cup Banana Catsup (Norvina or any Asian Store) 
  • 1 liter Sprite (Optional)
  • 500 gr Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper (ground)

Note : Mix all marinate in a bowl and set aside

Sauce :

  • 500 ml Rice Wine Vinegar or Cooking Wine or Sake
  • 250 ml Mirin
  • 250 ml Soy Sauce (always to taste)
  • 100 gr Ginger
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp Brown Sugar.

Stir fry Garlic & Ginger until fragrant, then add Rice Wine Vinegar or Cooking Wine or Sake simmer for 3 minutes to remove alcohol and gently add Mirin, Soy Sauce and Brown sugar continue simmering until thicken.

DIRECTIONS :

  • Soak Skewers in cold water – set aside.
  • Cut chicken into bite pieces – set aside. (always work on cold chicken, if not working put it in ref. and after handling the chicken wash your hands-clean to avoid cross contamination with other ingredients).
  • Cut leeks same size as the chicken.
  • Finely chop some leaks for dressing.
  • Get skewers and alternately put the chicken and leeks, be innovative, standard set – 3 chicken-3 leeks.

Rice :

  • Clean Rice 3 times before cooking ( optional soak for 30 mins.)
  • Standard 1rice :1 water ratio, but always look at the instructions of the product on how to cook.
  • Medium Heat boil the rice estimate 5-7 mins. (always visual check) after that lower the heat and cook for another estimate 5-7 mins (always visual check).

Let’s Cook :

Two ways :

1st : Marinate some Chicken for 30 min. or more – set aside.

2nd : some don’t marinate.

1st Procedure with Marinate

  • Prepare a grill pan (optional frying pan).
  • Heat the pan Medium High, then add little oil when hot, but not too hot.  Note : Hot pan & Cold oil don’t stick.
  • Grill the Chicken, occasionally basting the chicken with marinate.

2nd Procedure  without Marinate

  • Prepare a grill pan (optional frying pan).
  • Heat the pan Medium High, then add little oil when hot, but not too hot.  Note : Hot pan & Cold oil don’t stick.
  • Grill the chicken when it’s cooked set aside and put some cook sauce.

 

 

 

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