Yakitori (grilled meat skewers)

Yakitori (grilled meat skewers)

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Fat conscious
  • 15 minutes
  • 10 minutes


  • 3 T treacle sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3⁄4 cup soya sauce
  • 1 × 10 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 500 g beef fillet or salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Edamame beans, steamed, for serving (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Heat the sugar, rice wine vinegar, soya sauce and ginger in a saucepan, then simmer until thick.

Thread the meat or fish onto kebab skewers. Brush with the marinade and grill on a hot griddle pan, brushing with more marinade until cooked to your liking.

Serve with steamed edamame beans and wasabi salt.

Cook's note: Grilled meat, fish or veg on bamboo or metal skewers are a snack you’ll find cooking temptingly over charcoal fires on street corners and outside shrines in Tokyo. Here’s how to bring a taste of the streets to your kitchen.

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Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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