NIKU-JAGA is one of the most popular home cooking in Japan.
Japanese likes this dish very much.
We call it « Ofukuro-no-aji ( taste of mom's cooking) »
My husband likes it very much.
But he can't remember its name very well, so he call it « Mick Jagger » (!?)
NIKU-JAGA - Beef and potapoes stew
for 2 servings
2 leeks medium size (or 1 large onion)
200g minced beef meat
½ small canned green peas
1 table spoon of oil
4 table spoons of soy sauce
*2 table spoons of sugar
*2 table spoons of mirin
« * If you can't find mirin, 3 table spoons of sugar in total »
MIRIN ... An essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine, with a slightly sweet taste. It is a kind of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content.
- Peel popatoes and carrot, wash all vegetables and cut into large pieces.
- Put oil in a deep pan on the strong heat. Then saute meat for 2 minutes.Add potatoes, carrot and leeks. Saute for 2 minutes.
- Add water into the pan to cover the ingredients. Boil and skim off any scum.
- Lower the heat, then add sugar, mirin and 3 table spoons of soy sauce.Cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes.2 or 3 minutes before, add green peas and 1 table spoon of soy sauce.