Sunday, 17 April 2016

Waterless Pork Sukiyaki Hotpot 日式无水猪肉寿喜烧

The weather has been scorching hot these few weeks. I was deprived of hot soupy food because of the torturing heat. Hot pot in air-conditioned room seemed a good idea. Between Korean and Japanese hotpot, I chose the latter as I bought some sukiyaki pork slices yesterday. However, I could not have it all authentic as I had to settle for some local greens (there's all I found at home).  I knew this Waterless Pork Sukiyaki Hotpot 日式无水猪肉寿喜烧 would surely satisfy my craving for a hot soupy meal. 

The fact that i could cook everything in one pot with ease; and in a short 30 minutes made Waterless Pork Sukiyaki Hotpot 日式无水猪肉寿喜烧 a healthy good choice for my family's beautiful Sunday.

Ingredients (enough for 4 pax) :

  • 1 tray of thinly sliced pork for sukiyaki 
  • 1 tray of tofu (cut to huge chunks)(available from markets/supermarkets)
  • 1 large yellow onion (cut to rings)(add 1 more onion if you prefer broth to have more natural sweetness)
  • 1 carrot (thinly sliced)
  • 2 packets of enokitake
  • 4 to 6 pcs of shiitake mushrooms
  • your preferred vegetables

Seasonings :

  • 3-4 tbsp teriyaki sauce (depending on pot size)
  • 6-7 tbsp mirin (depending on pot size)
  • 1 tsp sugar

(tsp = teaspoon; tbsp = tablespoon)    

Method :

  • Lay fresh onion rings at the bottom of pot. Add more onions if you prefer broth to have more natural sweetness.

  • Add sliced carrots.
  • Add shitake mushrooms.
  • Layer with enokitake.
  • Add tofu.
  • Arrange your choice of vegetables.
  • Lay pork slices on top. No need to marinate pork beforehand.
  • Add seasoning. Combine 3-4 tbsp teriyaki sauce, 6-7 tbsp mirin, 1 tsp sugar to make seasoning. As much as I prefer a waterless version (where the broth would be sole water content extracted from the natural ingredients when boiled), we do need to be flexible at times. Add a little water at the base if pot size is large.
  • Cover lid and heat for 20 minutes. Use low-medium heat. Do not open lid during the 20 minutes. Turn off heat after 20 minutes and leave the lid on for further 5 to 10 minutes before lifting it open to serve.

Waterless Pork Sukiyaki Hotpot 日式无水猪肉寿喜烧 - a pot of natural goodness. Easy to prepare, yet full of nutrition.


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