Friday, January 11, 2013

What's for Dinner : Nabemono

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Tonight I'm cooking a traditional Japanese dish called Nabemono. The word literally means "Cooked things".  I really love this style of cooking because it's not only tasty, it's also delicious and fun! You basically take  various vegetables, seafood, and meat of your liking and cook them together in a communal pot with broth. Over the course of the meal the broth becomes infused with lots of flavor from the cooking items and you can then cook rice in the broth to make a rice porridge. Here is a good basic Nabemono recipe along with some more info if you feel like trying it!

Nabemono Recipe 

 Fun Fact: Chankonabe which is a type of nabemono, was originally eaten in large quantities by Sumo wrestlers to help them gain weight.

 Common ingredients for Nabemono

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