As part of our Chefs focus feature we bring you a tasty recipe for Tonkatsu (Breaded deep-fried pork steak) Ponzu dressing and Stir-fried vegetables with Hummus dressing (Goma Ae). This recipe comes from Naoko, our friend, Japanese food artist and teacher over at Naoko's Kitchen is in Truro Cornwall, where she teaches authentic Japanese home-style cooking and children’s baking.
<Ingredients (serves 4)>
1 pinch of sugar
1 tsp of oyster sauce
1. Prepare the pork steaks
2. Meanwhile, make stir-fried vegetables
Sprinkle the sea salt over and add the oyster sauce and soy sauce, and stir well. Turn the heat down, add the Hummus and keep stirring until all combined well.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds over and set aside.
3. Deep-fry Tonkatsu
**To check the oil is hot enough, drop a couple of breadcrumbs into the oil, if they bubble quietly and float on the surface of the oil, it is ready to fry.
Wipe off excess water of the pork with kitchen paper. Sprinkle some extra sea salt according to taste.
4. Meanwhile, make the Ponzu dressing
5. Deep-fry Tonkatsu secondly
Dashi refers to a family of soup stocks used as the base for miso soup and other popular Japanese dishes. This incredibly simple, yet tasty, broth contains extracted umami components, such as amino acids and flavors from kelp and other ingredients to create a tasty balance of flavors.