Miso Sake Grilled Beef

Miso Sake Grilled Beef combines elements from Japanese cooking in a surprising and very flavorful marinade for beef. Mild white miso and dry sake serve as the base for the marinade, enhanced by the other ingredients; basting the beef while on the grill with the marinade further adds to its flavor.  Beef top round or London Broil are the cuts recommended for Miso Sake Grilled Beef, though eye of round or bottom round would work equally well.  Start your meal off with an Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad, then move on to Miso Sake Grilled Beef with Grilled Asparagus or green beans on the side; accompany your main course with a dry red wine, like a Primitivo or a Sangiovese.

Miso Sake Grilled Beef

Prep Time: 15 minutes, Refrigeration Time: 24 hours or longer, Cooking Time: 20 minutes.  Serves 2 to 4.

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Beef and Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Beef and Bok Choy Stir-Fry combines elements from Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian cooking to produce a dish of intriguing flavors.  You can use a lean cut of beef for this recipe but more marbleized cut of beef, like boneless chuck, will taste better.  The marinade/sauce will also work very well with pork.  We recommend a light appetizer like Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad to start.  Serve Beef and Bok Choy Stir-Fry with fluffy steamed rice or as is, if you’re carb-conscious, accompanied by a crisp, dry rosé wine.  We think “Beef ‘n Bok” will become a favorite of at your home.

Beef and Bok Choy

Prep Time: see below, Total Time: 1 hour plus marinating time. Serves: 2.

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Japanese-Style Pork Curry

This recipe for mild but full-flavored Japanese-Style Pork Curry is recreated from “taste memory”, having consumed it often at “Masa-Ya”, a Japanese restaurant in West Los Angeles, which was owned by a lovely and talented lady named Grace.  Sadly, while “Masa-Ya” is no longer with us today, this wonderful dish is.  Serve Japanese-Style Pork Curry over (authentic fashion) or accompanied by (Western-style) freshly steamed white rice; it’s also just as delicious without any rice at all. Hearty and comforting, it’s particularly good on a wet, cold winter day. Begin your meal with a Sicilian Orange Salad appetizer for a great taste contrast and a reminder that sunny days will return.  Heat up leftover Japanese-Style Pork Curry for a great lunch too.

Japanese-style Pork Curry

Prep Time: 1 hour, Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes, Serves: 6

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