I have finally completed the list of basic ingredients I need to start trying out the recipes in what I know will become a favorite recipe book…Quick & Easy Japanese Cuisine for Everyone and Quick and Easy Sushi Cookbook. My first recipe book in the Quick and Easy series is Dim Sum Appetizers and Light Meals and I tell you, it has helped me deliver delicious dishes for family and friends. ;)
My first pick from Japanese Cuisine for Everyone is a simple appetizer…Glazed Chicken Livers and Giblets. This is another one of those dishes that brings me back to my childhood. My Dad always ordered skewered chicken wings and skewered chicken livers whenever we ate at a Japanese restaurant.
Here’s how my Glazed Chicken Livers and Giblets turned out…
I was very pleased pleased with the results, and so was the rest of my family. ;)
The recipe is as follows…
8 oz chicken livers
8 oz. chicken giblets
4 T soy sauce
4 T mirin
1 T sugar
1. Wash livers and giblets thoroughly; cut into bite size pieces.
2. Boil the livers and giblets in salted water for 5 minutes (or until desired tenderness); drain on a tray. Skewer 3 pieces of liver of giblet per skewer.
3. Mix soy sauce, mirin and sugar. Boil; then remove from heat.
4. Brush glaze over skewered livers and giblets several times while grilling. Grill for about 10 minutes.
To prevent the skewers from burning while grilling, soak them in water first before you skewer the livers and giblets. I cooked these on a stove-top grill by the way. You can use the glaze with pretty much everything. ;)
Expect more Japanese dishes in future entries! :D