Friday, February 02, 2007

The Sun Rises In The East...

Alright, this next post is for my homegirl crystal. Crystal wanted the recipe for my teriyaki chicken so I'm bout ta hook you up homegirl. Let me start off by saying this is a pretty traditional variation of teriyaki that I learned while working for a local japanese restaurant here in tucson. I forgot to get a picture of the finished product but by the time I got to it, it was damn near gone!!! The recipe is as follows:

5-6 lbs. Boneless Chicken Thigh meat

Teriyaki Sauce:

1 cup Soy sauce

2 1/4 cup Mirin

1 bunch Green Onions(a.k.a. Scallions)
1 Yellow onion, quartered

1/3 cup sugar

3 Garlic cloves, minced

1-2 tbs. Ginger, fresh

For Sauce:

Combine above ingredients and bring to a boil. When at a boil, lower the heat to a light simmer. Continue to cook until sauce reduces and thickens. About 1 & 1/2 hrs.

For Chicken:

Combine desired amount of additional soy sauce, mirin and green onions. Pour over thigh meat and marinade for at least 1-2 hrs. Remove from marinade and grill for 20-25 mins.

To Finish:

Remove meat from grill and let rest. Next, cut into strips lengthwise and cover with desired amount of teriyaki sauce. Serve over white rice and stir fried & lightly seasoned vegetables(of your choice).