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Japanese Style BBQ Recipes from Yutaka

BBQ weather is nearly here. Why not try these Japanese style barbecue recipes to add a different flavour to your grill?

Recently the weather has been much warmer. It’s been nice enough to put the deckchairs into the garden and enjoy the sunshine. When the weather is warm it is always an incentive to get out the barbecue. Nothing says summer more than enjoying your food outside in the sunshine.

A barbecue is also a great way to get out of cooking. There is something primal about cooking food over hot coals that makes the men want to take over. My husband and son have fun watching the meat cook and I can sit and relax until it is ready. As long as the salads and sauces are ready then my job is done.

Japanese Style BBQ Recipes from Yutaka

Recently Yutaka got in touch to see if I would like to try out their Japanese style BBQ recipes. I am always happy to try new recipes so tried them out at the weekend. Yutaka provide a range of Japanese food products that help you create delicious and tasty Japanese recipes. I first tried their products when making sushi which was really tasty. There are two different recipes, Sushi kebabs and Panko burgers. Both of these would add an interesting twist to your barbecue.

Yutaka BBQ recipes

Sushi kebabs

Take some chicken, salmon or vegetables and leave them to soak in the Japanese BBQ marinade. After they have been left overnight thread the meat onto some skewers with other vegetables. The original recipe calls for courgettes, peppers and salmon for an mix of Japanese flavours. I chose to use chicken, peppers and mushrooms. Cook the kebabs on the barbecue until they are done. When they are ready add them to a bed of sushi rice and wrap in a sheet of nori. This is a nice easy way to serve the kebabs and also adds a lot of flavour. Any leftover sushi rice can be made into a side salad with the addition of some spring onions, peppers and cucumber.

BBQ Marinade

BBQ Marinade

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A Japanese inspired marinade with sushi ginger, rice wine and miso

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Yutaka Yakiniku Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Yutaka Miso Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Yutaka Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp chopped Yutaka sushi ginger
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp Yutaka Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Yutaka Shaoxing Rice Wine

Directions

  1. Mix ingredients together
  2. Cover the chicken, salmon or tofu in the marinade
  3. Leave in the fridge overnight

Sushi Kebabs

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A Japanese inspired marinade with sushi ginger, rice wine and miso

Ingredients

  • 4 bamboo skewers
  • 6 mini peppers
  • 2 courgettes
  • 12 button mushrooms
  • 6 small shallots
  • Marinaded chicken, salmon or tofu
  • 250g Sushi rice
  • 330ml water
  • 3 tbsp Yutaka Japanese rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 spring onions
  • 3″ piece cucumber
  • 6 Yutaka nori sheets
  • Yutaka bamboo rolling mat

Directions

  1. Soak the bamboo skewers in water for four hours before use
  2. Cover the chicken, salmon or tofu in the marinade
  3. Leave in the fridge overnight
  4. Make the sushi rice. First wash the rice three of four times with cold water
  5. Drain the rice with a sieve
  6. Add to a pan with the water
  7. Put the lid on the pan and bring to the boil
  8. Simmer for then minutes then turn off the heat and leave to stand for 25-30 mins. Do not open the lid
  9. Mix together the rice vinegar, sugar and salt
  10. Stir into the cooled rice.
  11. Chop the red pepper, spring onions and cucumber into small pieces
  12. Mix with half the rice to make a salad.
  13. Thread pieces of marinaded meat, peppers, courgettes and mushrooms onto a skewer
  14. Brush with BBQ sauce and place on the barbecue
  15. When done place a nori sheet on the rolling mat
  16. Add a line of sushi rice and the kebab and roll up.
  17. Serve with salad and the rice salad.

BBQ Sauce

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A Japanese inspired marinade with sushi ginger, rice wine and miso

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Yutaka Japanese rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Yutaka Tamari Soy Sauce
  • ¼ tsp Yutaka Wasabi paste
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2 tsp soft brown sugar
  • Dash Tabasco
  • pinch salt

Directions

  1. Mix ingredients together to make the sauce

 

Japanese Style Burgers

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Burgers with a Japanese style BBQ sauce

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 2 small red onions
  • 500g minced beef
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Yutaka Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Yutaka miso sauce
  • 1 tbsp Yutaka Yakiniku sauce
  • salt and pepper

To stack

  • 6 burger buns
  • 3 tbsp mayonaise
  • ½ – tsp Yutaka Wasabi paset
  • sliced onion rings
  • sliced pepper rings
  • whole mushrooms
  • Salad leaves
  • Tomato ketchup

Directions

  1. Peel and chop the onions and garlic
  2. Place the onions, garlic, breadcrumbs, meat, sauces and salt and pepper into a food processor
  3. Mix until well combined
  4. Shape six burgers from the mixture and leave in the fridge to chill
  5. Brush the burgers with the BBQ sauce then barbecue along with the mushrooms, onion rings and peppers.
  6. Mix the mayonnaise with the wasabi paste and spread on the burger buns
  7. Stack the burgers on the buns with salad, onions, peppers and mushrooms.
  8. Serve with the sushi rice salad

The family really enjoyed these recipes and we will be trying them again soon. We are planning a big barbecue for the bank holiday weekend. I suspect now that I have said that it will rain.

If you are looking for other recipes for your barbecue it is worth making some home made tomato relish. This is much nicer than shop bought and will impress your guests. Do you have any favourite barbecue recipes? Let me know below.

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2 Comments

  1. May 17, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    What a delicious marinade, using all the Japanese condiments. Very tasty recipe. Let’s hope we get a rain-free day next Bank Holiday, would be lovely to have a BBQ.

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