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Tofu and Chicken Burger Japanese-style Mushroom Ankake

Tofu and Chicken Burger Japanese-style Mushroom Ankake

This tender burger is served with Japanese-style mushroom ankake. The ankake itself is good, so give it a try.

Ingredients: Makes 3

Minced chicken
200 g
Tofu
300 g (before draining)
New season onion (chopped)
1/4 large or 1/2 small
Sake
1 teaspoon or more
Miso
1 teaspoon
Ground sesame seeds
2 teaspoons
Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
to tatste
[Mushroom an]
Mushrooms (such as shimeji mushrooms, enoki mushrooms or giant oyster mushrooms)
about 1/3 packet each
Dashi stock (made with bonito and kombu)
200 ml
Ponzu
2 tablespoons
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Kabosu, lemon, or sudachi to finish
just a squeeze
Katakuriko dissolved in water
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Drain the tofu very well. Microwave at 600 W for 3 minutes and leave to sit at room temperature. Otherwise wrap the tofu with kitchen paper and put a weight on top.
2. Mix the ingredients on the ingredients list from the minced chicken to the salt and pepper. Adjust the quantity of sake according to how well the tofu is drained. Make the patty mixture firm enough to hold shape.
3. Heat some oil (not listed) in a frying pan. Divide the patty mixture into 3 portions. Shape each portion and cook in the frying pan. The patties are quite soft, so be gentle.
4. Cook through the patties over low-medium heat. After they are golden brown, flip them over. Once both sides are golden brown, sprinkle with sake (not listed) to steam-fry.
5. Transfer the patties to a dish. Quickly wipe the surface of the frying pan with a paper towel. Heat some oil (not listed) in the frying pan.
6. Add the mushrooms and saute. After the mushrooms have wilted, add the dashi stock and seasonings. Bring to the boil, and add the katakuriko dissolved in water to thicken the sauce.
7. Pour the ankake over the burgers, squeeze the kabosu over the dish just before you eat.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband has never liked tofu burgers. But recently, he said he wanted to go on a diet, so I decided to give the burgers a go. I made a tasty mushroom ankake, which makes the dish satisfying even for meat lovers. He enjoyed the tasty burgers.