Japanese Beef Steak

1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 5x4 inches, ¼ inch thick 
 Marinade
1 tablespoons each dry sherry, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoons hoisin sauce

½ tsp. sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoons chopped green onion for garnish
Combine sherry, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce, and ginger in small bowl. Place beef steak with marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning once.
 Remove steak; discard marinade. Heat Grill Pan at medium-hot and add 2 Tbs. oil.  Place steak on grill pan and cook for 2to 3 minutes each side  for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.  Serve inmediatly.

Tempura

Vegetables: carrots, broccholi, potatoes, coliflower, and others

2 eggs

2 cups ice water

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

Beat an egg in a bowl. Add ice water in the bowl. Be sure to use very cold water. Add sifted flour in the bowl and mix lightly. Be careful not to overmix the batter. Cover well vegetables with batter and deep-fry in medium-hot oil for 3 minutes until crispy.  Serve with Soy Sauce-Rice vinegar.

 

Pot Stickers or Dumplings

1/2 lb. of ground pork

1 Tb of Dark Soy Sauce

1 big or two small cloves of Garlic (pressed)

1 Tb of Cilantro (chopped)

1 cup of Nampa Cabbage (chopped fine) optional

2 packages of round wrappings

2 green onions (chopped fine)

Preparation: Mix pork, soy sauce, green onions, garlic, and cilantro, set aside.  Place about ½ tsp of pork mixture on center of wrapper.  Moist the edges of wrapper with water.  Fold it in half and seal edges.

 

Soy sauce-rice vinegar

2 Tbs. of Dark Kikkoman Soy Sauce

3 Tbs. of Rice Vinegar

3 Tbs. cold water

1/4 tsp. of Sugar

A pinch of Black Pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve with dumplings

 

Pan Fry Style:

Heat 1 Tb of oil in fry pan at medium heat.  Spread oil in fry pan evenly.  Place pot stickers on fry pan and brown both sides, about a minute each side.

Add ¼ cup of water and cover.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Remove lid and let them cook until water is gone.  Cook the other side for 2 minutes.  Remove to a plate.  Serve with soy sauce-rice vinegar. 

Steam Pot Stickers

Spray Pan on steamer trays and place pot stickers on them.  Cover and cook for 15 minutes.  Remove to a plate.  Serve with soy sauce-rice vinegar dip.

Deep Fry

Heat 3 cups of oil at medium-hot heat.  Drop pot stickers in hot oil. Turn them over as they turn golden brown.  Remove to a plate that is cover with paper towel.