Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

This is the perfect mid week meal to use leftover vegetables in the fridge.

Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: chicken, fried rice, recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 10

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat some vegetable oil in a wok or non stick frying pan on a medium to high heat.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and onion. Fry for a minute or so (do not brown).
  • Add the chicken pieces and fry until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Toss in the peppers and mix well together,
  • Push the ingredients on the wok/pan to one side making room for the egg. Pour the beaten egg into the cleared part of the frying pan and fry for a minute or so (try not to overcook the egg at this stage).
  • In a small bowl mix Fused soy sauce and honey together. Pour over the dish, mix well together and continue to fry for a few minutes. Drizzle with sesame oil just before taking off the heat, Mix well together and garnish with thinly sliced cucumber.

Notes

Everyone tends to like different amounts/ flavours of soy sauce in their fried rice. So place Fused flavoured soy sauces on the table so everyone can help themselves while eating. 
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Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: fried rice
Servings: 4
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 4

Equipment

  • Wok or non stick frying pan

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled & finely sliced
  • Half red chilli thinly sliced, deseeded
  • 1 red onion peeling & finely sliced
  • Half red pepper roughly chopped
  • Half green pepper roughly chopped
  • Handful of mushrooms peeled and sliced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 portions cooked rice freshly steamed or leftover
  • Fused soy sauce to season, shop here
  • Sesame oil to season
  • Roasted sesame seeds to garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Add vegetable oil to a wok or non-stick frying pan on a medium/ high heat (To check if the oil is hot enough scrap a thin line of beaten egg across the pan using chopsticks or a spatula. If the egg cooks straightaway then the pan is hot enough).
  • Pour the beaten egg into the saucepan and using a spatula cook in the same way as scrambled egg. Once the egg is cooked (try not to overcook the egg) remove and transfer to a small clean bowl.
  • Add more oil to the wok or frying pan and return the heat to medium/high. Toss in the garlic, chilli and red onion and fry for a minute or so. Add the remaining vegetables and fry for another minute.
  • Then add the rice. Use a spatula to turn the rice getting rid of any lumps.
  • Toss in the cooked egg and mix with the rice and vegetables.
  • Season with a generous drizzle of Fused soy sauce and sesame oil and continue to stir for a minute or so. If you want to add some spice Fused Cheeky Chilli works well for this recipe or Fused Glorious Ginger for a punch of flavour.
  • Garnish with roasted sesame seeds (optional)
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Gilmar’s Homemade Burger

Gilmar's Homemade Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Barbecue, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: Barbecue, BBQ
Servings: 4 people
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 10

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake or red wine
  • 1 tbsp Fused soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 300 g good quality beef mince
  • Few handfuls panko or regular breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil

To Serve

  • 4 buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 4 slices edam cheese
  • 4 slices pickles
  • 4 salad leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Mix the ketchup, sake, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Transfer half of the sauce to a small bowl and set aside (we will use this later to coat the burger).
  • For the burger mix; add the beaten egg, beef mince and panko to the remaining half of the sauce in the large bowl and mix well together.
  • Using your hands shape the meat mix into burger patties. This should make 4 or 5 depending on the size.
  • Brush the baking tray and burgers with vegetable oil. Put the burgers on the baking tray and place in the preheated oven.
  • Cook for about 25 minutes, turning only once during this time and pouring the remaining half of the sauce over the top of the burgers in the last 5 miuntes of cooking.
  • Serve in a bun with tomato, salad leaves, pickles and cheese.

Notes

TIPS:
You can also enjoy this with boiled rice and steamed vegetables
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Japanese Style Coleslaw with Daikon

Japanese Style Coleslaw with Daikon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: Barbecue, salad
Servings: 4
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 10

Ingredients

  • 100 g daikon peeled and roughly grated
  • 100 g carrot peeled and roughly grated
  • 2 tbsp mayo or natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Fused Clever Classic soy sauce shop here
  • Fused Cheeky Chilli soy sauce to add spice, shop here
  • Black & white sesame seeds to garnish

Instructions

  • Mix the mayonnaise, rice vinegar and soya sauce in a large bowl.
  • Add the grated daikon and carrot and mix well.
  • Serve with sesame seeds sprinkled on top (optional).

Tip

  • Daikon is a popular pickled vegetable in Japan and often used for Korean radish kimchi.

Notes

I was introduced to lotus root (renkon in Japanese) and mooli (daikon in Japanese) when I lived in rural Japan. Renkon has a beautiful design in the middle once sliced. Renkon makes delicious chips. Daikon is a white radish that looks like a large white carrot and can be used for juices, salads, soups, stews etc. I buy these vegetables in my local Asian market and sometimes I can find them at my local farmer’s market here in Ireland.

Daikon

Daikon & Lotus Root Nutrition - these vegetables not only aid respiratory related illnesses but also have an endless list of associated health benefits including anti cancerous properties. I read various articles that mentioned the possible link between two Asian vegetables and the improvement of respiratory related illnesses such as asthma when eaten alongside a healthy well balanced diet (to note I’m not a qualified nutritionist or health expert!).

Renkon

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Tuna & Mango Tataki Salad

 

Tuna & Mango Tataki Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: fish, healthy, keto, low carb, protein
Author: Fiona Uyema

Ingredients

  • Mixed sesame seeds to coat the tuna
  • Salt and pepper to season the tuna
  • 100 g fresh tuna steak/loin
  • Vegetable oil
  • A few handfuls of mixed salad leaves
  • 1 ripened mango peeled and cut into strips

For the dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons Fused Clever Classic soy sauce shop
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  • Mix together the sesame seeds, salt and pepper on a flat plate.
  • Place the tuna on the plate and coat each side in sesame seeds.
  • Heat a little vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan on a medium to high heat.
  • Place the tuna on the pan and sear each side lightly (less than 1 minute for each side).
  • Transfer to a chopping board and, using a sharp knife, thinly slice the tuna.
  • Place the mixed salad leaves on a serving dish along with the mango strips.
  • Carefully place the tuna slices on top.

For the dressing

  • Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and, just before serving, pour over the salad.

Notes

Go to Fused online shop to see Fused range of premium Asian ingredients and sauces including Fused Flavoured Soy Sauces with no added sugar and no nasties. Free delivery on orders over €25
 
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Chicken & Veg Stir Fry

This is a quick and healthy recipe choice perfect for using leftovers in the fridge.

Chicken & Veg Stir Fry

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: 10 minute meals, chicken, easy, healthy, vegetables
Servings: 2
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 5

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled and thinly sliced
  • Half red chilli sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into bitesize pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sake optional
  • Red pepper sliced
  • Carrot peeled and sliced
  • Few handfuls green beans
  • Generous drizzle Fused Clever Classic soy sauce shop here
  • Drizzle of sesame oil to season

Instructions

  • Heat some vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan or wok on a medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and chilli and fry for a minute or so.
  • Add in the chicken pieces, pour the sake over the chicken and continue to fry until the chicken is nearly cooked through.
  • Toss in the mixed vegetables and mix well together.
  • Finally season with Fused real soy sauce and sesame oil just before taking off the heat. Mix well and serve with rice or noodles.

Notes

Go to Fused online shop to see Fused range of real soy sauces with no MSG, no nasties & no refined sugar. The perfect ingredients for a healthy stir fry marinade and recipe.  Free delivery on orders over €25
Clever Classic soy sauce
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BBQ lamb skewers in a satay sauce

This lamb recipe is bursting with flavour and works well on the BBQ or in the oven. It is a fantastic recipe to celebrate the good weather over the summer months.

BBQ lamb skewers in a satay sauce

Servings: 4
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 15

Ingredients

  • 500 g lamb shoulder cut into cubes
  • Mix vegetables cut into cubes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ginger soy sauce shop here
  • 1 lime juice

For the satay sauce

  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 200 g peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Fused ginger soy sauce shop here
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 limes juiced
  • Coriander/lime wedges to serve

You’ll need:

  • Wooden skewers (soak skewers for 20 minutes in cold water to prevent them from burning)

Instructions

  • Mix the olive oil, soy sauce and lime juice together in a large bowl. Toss in the lamb and vegetable cubes and cover completely in the marinade.
  • Thread the lamb and vegetables cubes through the wooden skewers. Marinade for a few hours or overnight.
  • Place the lamb skewers on the BBQ or in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Mix all the ingredients together for the satay sauce in a blender. Place in a saucepan on medium heat for flavours to develop for 5 -10 minutes (keep a close eye on it to avoid burning).
  • Serve the lamb skewers on a large serving dish with the satay sauce on the side and garnished with coriander and lime wedges.

Notes

Go to Fused online shop to see Fused range of real soy sauces with no MSG, no nasties & no refined sugar. The perfect ingredient for a healthy marinade and recipe.  Free delivery on orders over €25. Fused Glorious Ginger Soy Sauce won best sauce in Ireland at the Irish Quality Food Awards in 2017. 
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Sweet Potato Fries & Cheeky Chilli Soy

This recipe is a quick & healthy way to eat sweet potatoes as a snack or as a side dish to a main meal. Fused Cheeky Chilli Soy Sauce adds a delicious flavour to the sweet potato chips. You can use the oven or an air fryer for this recipe. I love Strong Roots frozen sweet potatoes if you are looking for a short cut!

Sweet Potato Fries & Cheeky Chilli Soy Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian, Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: Beer Snack, fries, healthy, sweet potato
Servings: 2 people
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 4

Ingredients

  • 400 grams sweet potato peeled and cut into chips
  • 2 tbsp preferred oil
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Nori optional to garnish
  • Fused Cheeky Chiili Soy Sauce shop here

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Place the sweet potato fries on a roasting tray and use your hands to coat in the oil and then season with freshly ground salt and pepper.
  • Spread the fries out in a single layer so they cook properly and won't stick together.
  • Cook for about 30 minutes (depending on the thickness) in the oven until the they are cooked through.
  • Serve with a generous drizzle of Fused Cheeky Chilli Soy Sauce.

Air Fryer

  • The sweet potato fries can be cooked in an air fryer if you have one at home. Just season the same as above.

Notes

Go to Fused online shop to see Fused range of premium Asian ingredients and sauces including Cheeky Chilli Soy Sauce (no added sugar or nasties). Free delivery on orders over €25
Clever Classic soy sauce
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Homemade Matcha Lemonade

Here’s my homemade lemonade recipe with a Japanese twist with added matcha. If you don’t have matcha at home don’t worry the recipe still works without it.

Homemade Matcha Lemonade

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Asian, Fusion, Japanese, oriental
Keyword: Antioxidants, diet, green tea, healthy, Japanese recipe, lemonade, lose weight, matcha
Servings: 8 people
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 4

Ingredients

  • 200 g sugar
  • 200 ml cold water
  • 4 large fresh lemons
  • 1 litre of cold water
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices to garnish
  • Mint leaves to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the 200g of sugar and 200ml of water in a saucepan on medium heat until the sugar dissolves (stir to make sure the sugar is completely dissolved into the water).Then, take it off the heat and let cool.
  • Squeeze the juice from 4 lemons into a bowl and then pass through a sieve.
  • When ready to serve pour the sugar water and lemon juice into a large jug.
  • Add 1 litre of cold water, ice cubes and lemon slices. Use a spoon with a long handle to stir well.
  • Now the homemade lemonade is ready. If you want to add matcha follow point 6.
  • Put 1 tsp of matcha powder is a small cup and add a few tablespoons of cold water. Use a whisk to remove any lumps. Add to the lemonade and mix well.

Notes

Taste the lemonade to check if you need to add more or less water.
Goes really well with sake or vodka
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