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In this episode of, "A Cooking Video" I will show you how to make Sukiyaki. It's a Japanese dish that's great for dinner parties or a romantic date. Thinly sliced beef and assorted vegetables are simmered in a sweet and savory sauce featuring soy sauce and sake. The great part about this meal is that it is cooked at the table, making it a very social and interactive experience.
  Beef 1 Pound, thinly sliced
  Shiitake mushrooms/Enoki mushrooms 1 Cup (16 tbs), stem discarded (fresh)
  Konnyaku 1 Packet
  Green onion 1 Bunch (100 gm), cut into slant 3-inch pieces
  White onion 1 Small
  Carrot 1 Large, cut into thin slant pieces
  Napa cabbage head 500 Gram, cut into 2-inch wide slices (1 medium)
  Tofu 500 Gram, cut into 1/2-inch slices (Optional)
For the sukiyaki sauce
  Sake 120 Milliliter
  Mirin 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
For serving
  Eggs 4 (1 raw egg per serving)

1. Chop all the vegetables and keep aside before you start. Slice the konnyaku and slit a small hole near one of the ends and put the other end into the hole and pull it out making a well formed pattern.
2. For the shiitake mushrooms, remove the tough stem and cut off thin wedges from the top of the mushrooms creating a cris-cross pattern.
3. Cut the carrots thinly so that they cook faster. Cut the green onions with a slant and cut the napa cabbage just a couple of inches wide.

To make the sukiyaki sauce:
4. In a pot add all the ingredients for the sauce and mix it bringing it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, turn off the heat.
5. Boil the konyaku it for a few minutes and strain.
6. Take pan/Japanese earthen ware pot heated to a medium high and put in the beef pieces and add a couple of tablespoons of the sukiyaki sauce and let it saute. Once done arrange the vegetables and the konnyaku pieces around the meat pieces. Make sure the konnyaku pieces are arranged in the opposite side of the beef. Close the lid and let it cook.

7. Serve warm with beaten raw egg.

The left over broth can be used to cook rice adding a beaten egg.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Wondering what to make for a dinner party or a romantic date where you want to impress. This Japanese Sukiyaki is a simple dish with a definite ‘wow’ factor! Thinly sliced beef and assorted vegetables are simmered in a sweet and salty sauce. This dish is great when you are entertaining as the final cooking is done at the table, making the whole experience very fun and interactive.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 539 Calories from Fat 199

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.1%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 281.8 mg93.9%

Sodium 1205.6 mg50.2%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.7%

Sugars 21.4 g

Protein 40 g79.4%

Vitamin A 87.5% Vitamin C 100.9%

Calcium 15.3% Iron 32.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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