There are some weeks where I am sure my brain is going to cave inwards. This one was one of those. Having the kids on their Easter Holidays was a sweet and sour taste to me. Although hubby was here which of course gave me a breather.
Taking time to do things for myself then becomes more important. It is one way we can be mindful and compassionate to our own self and I had to do that. I took some time to go out to a women’s meeting. I read more. I did some colourings and I watched a few movies too.
We also had some great time as a family, little trips to the shops and markets. One day the whole family went on a trip on the train because our car is broken and we also went for lunch to Wagamama.
I have felt a love for Japanese food lately. I like the simplicity and the mellow taste. That is why few days after our fancy Japanese lunch I went on making a whole Japanese feast for the family. I made a gorgeous Japanese fried rice which I have to do it again to share the recipe. I fried some okra and roasted some chicken thighs with Japanese soy sauce, Mirin and sesame oil. Oh my tummy! it was delicious. Simple, elegant and just gorgeous.
My friends I am no expert in Japanese cooking but I tell you these few ingredients really sing the song for me.
- 6 Chicken thighs
- 1 table spoon of sesame or olive oil
- 2 table spoon of Mirin
- 1 tea spoon of tamari or soy sauce
- 3 cloves of garlic crushed
- 2 inches of ginger crushed
- Preheat the oven at 180C
- Crush the ginger and garlic.
- Make a sauce using the oil, mirin, and tamari. Add the ginger and garlic paste then season with salt and pepper.
- Score the chicken thigh then one by one rub the ginger garlic marination on the chicken.
- Bring the skillet onto the hob and cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Making sure it is skin side down.
- After the skin looks brown put the skillet in the oven and cook for about 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the chicken.
- Serve on top of some Japanese fried rice.
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This Chicken recipe is also kid friendly.