Hawaiian Cooking - Loco Moco
|Yellow onion||1⁄2 , diced|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm), minced|
|Ground beef||1 Pound (regular or pork, or a 50/50 mix called ‘aibiki’ in japanese)|
|Mustard||1⁄2 Teaspoon (Karashi mustard used)|
|Soy sauce||1 Tablespoon|
|Worcestershire sauce||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Salt and pepper||To Taste|
|Panko breadcrumbs||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|For the gravy|
|Cold water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Red miso||2 Tablespoon|
|Soy sauce||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Mustard||1⁄2 Tablespoon (karashi mustard used)|
|For the rice|
|Furikake||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Steamed rice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Eggs||4 , Pan fried (one fried egg per serving)|
1. In a skillet on medium, heat oil and gently saute onion and minced garlic for about 8 minutes until translucent. Once done, set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef with soy sauce, Worcestershire, karashi mustard (or prepared mustard), egg, salt and panko breadcrumbs. Add the cooked onions from the beginning of the recipe and mix everything together really well with your hands and continue to knead, scooping up the meat in your hand, then tossing it back into the bowl intensely in order to make the texture something more uniform and consistent.
3. When the meat’s texture is nice and smooth, form them into patties making sure that the center is indented. This insures that the outer edges are done at the same time as the middle.
4. In a hot cast iron skillet, cook the patties for 3-4 minutes per side. When the patties are done take them out and set aside.
5. Sprinkle some flour and cover the reserved juices from the meat you just cooked and combine them over medium heat until you make a roux. Add cold water and whisk until the roux is fully incorporated.
6. Next, add red miso and continue to whisk. Let it come to a nice boil.
7. Season your gravy with more mustard, soy sauce, Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste. When your gravy has thickened to the desired consistency, set aside.
8. Now take some freshly steamed rice and sprinkle it on your favorite furikake. Use the rice paddle to cut the seasoning into the rice until combined then get ready to assemble.
9. To assemble the dish, scoop a ladle or two of rice, top it with the beef patty, ladle on the gravy, then a nice sunny side up fried egg. Garnish it with more furikake on top.