Friday, April 09, 2010

Chicken tsukune

Chicken tsukune
Originally uploaded by Saltygal.
I had purchased some ground chicken to make the chicken onigri from Everyday Harumi but decided to try the recipe for these little meat patties instead.
They would make great little sliders or appetizers for a party.

I adjusted the recipe for the ingredients I had on hand .
1 lb ground chicken
2 stalks celery finely diced
1 small round onion finely diced
1 large egg
4 T unbleached all purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
2 T chopped cilantro
Combine all ingredients and shape into small patties 2' across
set aside on parchment lined baking sheet and chill while making Teriyaki sauce.
1/2 c mirin
1/2 c soy sauce ( I use kikoman low sodium)
4 T lt brown sugar
1 t ginger juice ( grate ginger , squeeze juice out of the pulp, discard pulp)
combine all ingredients in small sauce pan and bring to boil over med high heat , reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 min until sauce is reduced and syrupy
Cut 2 green onions on a sharp diagonal and set aside.
heat a large non stick fry pan over med high heat and when hot add enough oil to glaze the bottom of the pan put patties in the pan without crowding , fry patties until bottom is golden then turn over and cover fro 2 minutes remove cover and continue cooking until patties are browned and cooked through.
Place teriyaki sauce in shallow bowl and add patties turning to coat , thread on skewers and garnish with green onions.