I made a pretty tasty dish for supper last night. You might call it Buta-don. You might call it Rice Bowl. You will call it good.
As usual I rounded up several recipes and took my cue from the ingredients that crossed over and what I had in the kitchen. It came out pretty good. I'm including links to a few of them. This was my favorite and the one I based my recipe on. Here is another that gave me more ideas.
And here is what I did.
I had a couple pork chops in the fridge - not sure what cut they were - they each had a bone in the center and were rather thin. I sliced them into thinner, bite size pieces and marinated them in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, sake and a little sugar. Being me I also added a little red pepper flakes and a drop of sesame oil.
I also shredded some cabbage because I had some in the house and because I felt like eating some. Just a few leaves are enough, sliced as thin as you can and then put in a dish of cold water in the fridge to get crisp.
I also thinly sliced an onion partly because I have to use them up and partly because I like them. Now all I had to do was heat some oil in a non-stick skillet, toss in the onion and toss in the pork (including the bones which had plenty of meat on them). I sizzled this over fairly high heat until the pork was just about done and the onions nice and golden, then poured in the marinade. Once it boiled I simmered it until it reduced and thickened to a syrupy glaze.
Serve a portion of rice in a bowl with a portion of pork and onions over it and a bit of cabbage (drained) on the side. Very tasty, quick and easy.
Quotable quotes; in the category Better Serve Everybody Else First, Just In Case!
"There is luck in the last helping." Japanese Saying