By her: marinated chicken & cucumber

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Recipe adapted from Just One Cookbook

Ingredients

1 cucumber

3 chicken thigh with/without skin

For seasoning A

1/4 cup water

2 tbsp sake

1 tsp salt

For seasoning B

1/4 cup soy sauce

4 1/2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp mirin

2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp sake

Instructions

1. Discard both ends of the cucumbers and peel the skin, leaving some part unpeeled for the look.

2. Cut the cucumbers in “rangiri style”, making long, thin diagonal cuts while rotating one-quarter between every cut.

3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

4. Place the chicken in a frying pan skin side down and add Seasoning A.

5. Cover and start cooking over medium heat. Simmer for 2 minutes, then turn the chicken over and continue simmering covered for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.

6. Continue cooking with the remaining heat and make sure the chicken is cooked through.

7. Combine Seasoning B in a large air tight container.

8. Remove the warm chicken from the pan and add in the container.

9. Add the cucumber and mix well. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Serve cool or at room temperature.

Serves 2.

By her: unagi & cucumber sushi // seaweeed // cucumber with furikake

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Recipe for grilled unagi
Ingredient
1 fillet of whole unagi (eel)
Instructions
1. Line baking tray with aluminium foil. Place unagi on top.
2. Without preheating, put the baking tray  in the middle rack of the oven, and broil on high for 7 minutes (no need to flip).
3. After 7 minutes or so, take it out

Cucumber Sorbet

 
 
Recipe
 
Ingredients
4 cucumbers, peeled, quartered and seeded
sugar syrup to taste
1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
 
Method
Place the cucumber quarters in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Strain the cucumber juice through a fine-meshed sieve.
Mix juice together with the sugar syrup and lemon juice.
Taste for sweetness, adding syrup if necessary.
Pour the liquid into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
 
Tip: do not add too much sugar syrup
 
Will THEY make it again?
YES