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The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetablesby Tadashi Ono
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American grilling, Japanese flavors: That’s the irresistible idea behind The Japanese Grill. In this bold cookbook, chef Tadashi Ono and writer Harris Salat, avid grillers both, share a key insight: that live-fire cooking marries perfectly with mouthwatering Japanese ingredients like soy sauce and miso.
Packed with fast-and-easy recipes, versatile marinades, and step-by-step techniques, The Japanese Grill will have you grilling amazing steaks, pork chops, salmon, tomatoes, and whole chicken, as well as traditional favorites like yakitori, yaki onigiri, and whole salt-packed fish. Whether you use charcoal or gas, or are a grilling novice or disciple, you will love dishes like Skirt Steak with Red Miso, Garlic–Soy Sauce Porterhouse, Crispy Chicken Wings, Yuzu Kosho Scallops, and Soy Sauce-and-Lemon Grilled Eggplant. Ono and Salat include menu suggestions for sophisticated entertaining in addition to quick-grilling choices for healthy weekday meals, plus a slew of delectable sides that pair well with anything off the fire.
Grilling has been a centerpiece of Japanese cooking for centuries, and when you taste the incredible dishes in The Japanese Grill—both contemporary and authentic—you’ll become a believer, too.
"The land of the rising sun shares its border with barbecue country in this simple and salty collection. Japanese-born Ono, who is executive chef at New York's Matsuri restaurant, and American food writer Salat, present a miso mashup of over 100 recipes covering poultry, steak, seafood, and vegetables. They begin with yakitori, skewered cuts of just about anything grilled, then sauced, then grilled some more to create a caramelized coating. The classic sauce involves sake, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a stock made from chicken bones. And indeed, no part of a hen is neglected, with the liver, gizzard, neck, heart, and skin all deemed skewer-worthy. As the authors note, religious beliefs essentially kept red meat out of the Japanese diet till the mid-19th century. Perhaps that is why the beef entrees seem so diabolically tempting. The brazen, cross-cultural flirtation of skirt steak with red miso is outdone only by the bone-in rib-eye with wasabi sour cream. Either would pair nicely with any of the half a dozen yaki onigiri, grilled rice balls seasoned with various fermented flavors. A handy source list for those wishing to buy ingredients online is provided, and to aid those within striking distance of a Japanese market, there is a list of 22 key ingredients written out in both English and Japanese. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A full-color cookbook that introduces American palates to authentic Japanese-style grilling, with 95 recipes that skillfully blend traditional ingredients, modern twists, and the sizzle of a hot fire to create remarkable meals.
Grilling has a long history in Japan, and for good reason: the cuisine’s salty-sweet flavors take well to hints of smoke. In The Japanese Grill, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat reveal the diversity of Japanese-style grilling. They share their secrets for classics such as Chicken Yakitori and Miso-Cured Mackerel, create new comfort foods like London Broil with Garlic-Soy Marinade and Turkey Burgers with Miso Barbecue Sauce, and serve up innovations like Green Tea–Smoked Duck Breasts and Salmon with Shiso Pesto. A selection of side dishes and salads round out grilled meals. In this handsome volume, Ono and Salat bring Japanese grilling culture to Western tables—with delicious results that are at once familiar and new.
About the Author
Tadashi Ono is executive chef at Matsuri in New York City. He has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, and Food & Wine. Visit www.matsurinyc.com
Harris Salat's stories about food and culture have appeared in The New York Times, Saveur, and Gourmet, and he writes the blog, The Japanese Food Report (www.japanesefoodreport.com). He is the author, with Takashi Yagihashi, of Takashi’s Noodles. Together, Ono and Salat are the authors of Japanese Hot Pots. Visit The Japanese Grill online: www.thejapanesegrill.com.
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