Yakitori with Furikake

Yakitori with Furikake

Yakitiri is a Japanese grilled chicken dish, often flavored with soy sauce, ginger, and other seasonings. Furikake, on the other hand, is a Japanese seasoning blend that typically consists of dried fish, sesame seeds, seaweed, and other flavorful ingredients.

Pairing Yakitiri with Furikake can add an extra layer of umami and texture to the dish. Here's a simple way to incorporate Furikake into your Yakitiri preparation:

  1. Prepare the Yakitiri marinade: In a bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin (sweet rice wine), grated ginger, minced garlic, and a touch of sugar. Mix well.
  2. Marinate the chicken: Place the chicken pieces (preferably boneless and skinless) in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure each piece is coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or preferably up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Grill the chicken: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting any excess drip off. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and nicely charred.
  4. Sprinkle with Furikake: Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Sprinkle Furikake generously over the chicken while it's still warm. You can use any variety of Furikake that suits your taste preferences.
  5. Serve and enjoy: Slice the Yakitiri chicken into bite-sized pieces and serve it with steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, or even in a bento box. The Furikake will add a savory and slightly salty flavor, as well as a delightful crunch to the dish.

Remember, both Yakitiri and Furikake have strong flavors, so it's important to balance the amount of seasoning and Furikake you use to avoid overpowering the dish. Feel free to adjust the quantities according to your taste preferences. Enjoy your Yakitiri with Furikake!

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