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Tsukune with Teriyaki Sauce

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Ingredients (Serves 4)
Ingredients for teriyaki sauce
*1/2 cup soy sauce
*1/2 cup mirin sweet cooking sake
*3 tbsp sugar

Ingredients for tsukune with shiitake mushrooms and carrots
*300 g ground beef & pork
*3 shiitake mushrooms
*1/4 carrot
*1 egg
*2 tbsp plain flour
*1/4 onion
* salt & pepper

Ingredients for tsukune with basil and celery
*300 g ground beef & pork
*1/2 celery stalk
*5-6 basil leaves
*1 egg
*2 tbsp plain flour
*1/4 onion
* salt & pepper

(How to make teriyaki sauce)
1 Combine the soy sauce, mirin and sugar in a small pan and bring slowly to a boil.

2 Turn the heat to low when the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 20-30 minutes to reduce the liquid.

(How to make tsukune with shiitake mushrooms and carrots)
1 Chop the onion roughly.

2 Remove the stems of the shiitake mushrooms.

3 Chop into pieces, the same size as the onion.

4 Chop the carrot roughly.

5 Put the minced meat, egg and plain flour into a bowl. Knead them until sticky.

6 Season with salt and pepper.

(How to make tsukune with with basil and celery)
1 Remove the string from the celery.

2 Chop the celery roughly.

3 Chop the onion roughly.

4 Mix the ground meat, egg, plain flour, salt and pepper. And throw it a few times to let remove excess air.

5 Add the celery and onion, and knead it again.

6 Cut the basil into tiny pieces at the end. Then add to the meat and mix together.

7 Shape the meat into flattish rounds - as large as you like!

8 Turn on the heat to the pan and add a little vegetable oil.

9 Add the tsukune to the pan.

10 Brown them evenly.

11 When they are cooked, dip them in the Teriyaki sauce.

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