Yakitori – 3 Ways

Yakitori - 3 Ways
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The Master Sauce for all Yakitori
  1. ½ cup (125 ml) soy sauce
  2. ½ cup (125ml) mirin or dry sherry
  3. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Chicken and Green Onion Yakitori
  1. 6 x15cm wooden skewers, soaked for 1 hour
  2. 2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, each cut into 9x 3 cm squares
  3. 3 green onions, white and pale green parts only, cut into 12x3 cm lengths
Quail egg yakitori
  1. 6 x15cm wooden skewers, soaked for 1 hour
  2. 18 quail eggs, hard boiled and peeled
Enoki wrapped in bacon
  1. 3 x15cm wooden skewers, soaked for 1 hour
  2. 3 bunches enoki, each cut into 3 pieces
  3. 5 slices bacon, cut in half
For the Master Sauce
  1. In a saucepan whisk together the soy sauce, mirin and sugar and bring the mixture to a boil over moderate heat. Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved, and mixture begins to thicken. Set aside.
For the Chicken and Green Onion Yakitori
  1. Thread chicken and green onion segments onto skewers in alternating fashion, 3 pieces each per skewer. Preheat a grill or barbecue to high heat. Brush skewers liberally with sauce. Grill skewers for 2-3 minutes per side, until grill marks appear and chicken is cooked through. Baste skewers with sauce several times while grilling. Serve immediately.
For the Quail Egg Yakitori
  1. Thread eggs carefully onto skewers, 3 eggs per skewer. Preheat a grill or barbecue to high heat. Brush skewers liberally with sauce. Grill skewers for 1 minute per side, until heated through. Baste skewers with sauce several times while grilling. Serve immediately.
For the Enoki wrapped in bacon
  1. Wrap mushroom ‘cluster’s’ in bacon and thread onto skewers, 3 per skewer. Preheat a grillpan or barbecue to high heat. Brush skewers liberally with sauce. Grill skewers for 2-3 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through. Baste again while grilling. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Each recipe makes 6 x15cm skewers except Enoki wrapped in bacon, which makes 3 x 15cm skewers
  2. 15cm skewers are what I have on hand. Use any size skewer available, but the smaller the better. Each skewer is supposed to hold a small amount of food so you can eat copious amounts!
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