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Easy Homestyle Japanese Steamed Fish (Gluten-Free)

Steaming is a simple and healthy way to cook. And you can steam in the oven so it is very easy! Steamed dishes are very flavorful, the ingredients are tender, and steaming helps keep all of the ingredient’s nutrition!!

Steamed fish in aluminum foil is a traditional Japanese dish; although Japanese used to use paper instead of aluminum foil. Steaming this way has many practical benefits such as not keeping a fish smell inside the house from cooking, using fewer dishes, great preservation of each ingredient’s nutrition, condensation of amazing flavor and so on. I used Tilapia, onion, carrot and green onion. You can also use a variety of different vegetables, most kinds of fish and shellfish, a variety of meats and so on. You can taste each ingredient’s great flavor, which makes this approach different from other cooking methods.

Tilapia is high in potassium and vitamin D, E and of course omega-3. And also it is bland-tasting so you can cook it in many ways, like frying, steaming, sauté, baking and so on.

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Japanese eat fish a lot so I highly recommend eating fish at least occasionally to stay healthy.


{Ingredients (Servings 2)}

2 Pieces of Tilapia

1 Carrot

1 Onion

2 Tbsp. chopped Green Onion

2 tsp. Gluten-Free Margarine

2 Tbsp. Cooking Sake or White Wine

Pinch of Salt (to taste)

Pinch of Black Pepper (to taste)


Here is my recipe in PDF: Japanese Steamed Fish

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Incredibly Flavorful Chicken Meatball TERIYAKI

This chicken meatball dish is incredibly flavorful! I love it!!! The ingredients are chicken, egg, green onion and ginger so it is very healthy (low fat and low calorie!!).

The meatballs themselves have a slightly salty taste so you can use the meatballs for your salad, pasta, soup, sandwiches and so on.

Today I introduce you to chicken meatballs TERIYAKI. It has a sweet-salty taste, which is made from common Japanese seasonings: soy sauce, cooking Sake, sugar and Mirin, so it is not a heavy taste. I am sure you won’t be able to stop eating once you’re first bite!!

Many people have soy sauce in the house in the US. You can also use white wine instead of cooking Sake (The dish tastes little bit different though).

This is Mirin Sweet Cooking Rice Wine I used in this recipe.
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I strongly recommend that buy Mirin and keep it in your home for cooking. It is sweet cooking rice wine and adds great sweetness and Umami to dishes, and importantly Mirin also reduces the fish smell in seafood dishes. You can use Mirin in most Japanese cooking, can use it when you need sweetness in any dish, and you also can brush your sweets with Mirin and beaten egg yolk right before you bake so they turn a nice brown and taste slightly sweet. This sweetness comes from rice saccharifying amylase.

Enjoy these incredibly healthy and flavorful Japanese-style chicken meatball TERIYAKI!!


{Ingredients (20 small balls)}
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½ lb. Ground Chicken

1 Egg

2 Tbsp. minced Green Onion

½ tsp. grated Ginger

1 tsp. plus 2 separate Tbsp. Soy Sauce

½ tsp. Salt

1 ½ Tbsp. plus 2 separate Tbsp. Cooking Sake

1 ½ Tbsp. Flour

2 Tbsp. Mirin Sweet Cooking Rice Wine

2 tsp. Sugar


Here is my recipe in PDF: Chicken Meatballs Teriyaki


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Sukiyaki (Gluten-Free)

Sukiyaki is a Japanese dish popular with foreigners. There is a famous song that can be heard all over the world named “SUKIYAKI,” which is a cover of a Japanese song (actually, the song name is different in Japan). The ingredients for Sukiyaki are beef, tofu, Napa cabbage, green onion and so on. The soup is salty-sweet. It is definitely delicious.

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When beef prices were high after WW Ⅱ in Japan, Sukiyaki was also treated as a high-grade dish. Nowadays that is how Sushi is viewed. Usually we use thinly sliced beef which can be chuck, rib, rump or round roast. If you can’t find thinly sliced beef in a grocery store, please buy a tender cut and slice by yourself because you can get great beef flavor and texture with Sukiyaki soup.

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In Japan, traditionally Sukiyaki is served with raw egg. The egg makes the Sukiyaki taste mild and adds a great texture. This, however, is up to each person’s taste. I like eating Sukiyaki itself without the egg, but my husband enjoys it with the egg.

Enjoy this popular and delicious Sukiyaki dish!!


{Ingredients (2 servings)}

½ lb. Beef (sliced meat)

⅓ Napa Cabbage (7~10 leaves)

½ blocks (7 oz.) firm Tofu

8 scallions

¾ cup Soy Sauce REDUCED SODIUM [Gluten Free] (Organic)

½ cup Sugar

½ cup Cooking Sake


Here is my recipe in PDF: Sukiyaki