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Eel Kabayaki with Grilled Chikuwa

Eel Kabayaki with Grilled Chikuwa

I used grilled chikuwa to imitate eel.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Fried Chikuwa
2
Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Sauce:
Water
1 tablespoon
Sake
1 tablespoon
Mirin
1 tablespoon
Sugar
1/2 teaspoon
Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon

Steps

1. Cut the chikuwa into half lengthwise. Make a cut inside, too.
2. Coat with katakuriko well. Mix the seasonings.
3. Heat a frying pan with vegetable oil and sesame oil. Cook the chikuwa for both sides, like you're pushing them around the pan.
4. When the surface becomes crispy, add the seasonings. Turn up the heat to evaporate the sauce. It's done. Sprinkle on sansho pepper if you want.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made a great use of the texture of Nissui Chikuwa and cook it like eel kabayaki. It's a budget dish and goes well with cooked rice, too!