On February 28, JSSL kicked off the new spring 2010 semester by grilling Yakitori (焼き鳥) for their first cooking night! Yakitori means “grilled chicken” in Japanese. The chicken meat is cut into bite-sized pieces, skewered on a stick, and grilled over hot charcoal. In preparation for Yakitori, many Willamette and TIUA students joined JSSL in Kaneko Kitchen by cutting the chicken and chopping onions (students took turns with the onions as they attempted not to cry).
Let’s make Yakitori together!
Ingredients (Serves 2):
2 chicken breasts
1 medium onion
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp sake
3 tbsp mirin
3 tbsp soy sauce
* Bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
2. Cut the onion into 1 inch lengths.
3. Skewer the chicken and onion in alternating order.
4. To make the sauce: mix sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce in a small bowl.
5. Grill the skewered chicken over hot coals, basting with teriyaki sauce until the chicken is cooked.
(Recipe from here.)
Here stands yakuza JSSL members, who greeted everyone with a rough “Irrashaimase!”
It was deeelicious~! What better way to spend Sunday night than to eat some mouth-watering Yakitori before the start of another stressful school week?