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TERIYAKI BOWLS

Updated: Aug 7, 2023


Teriyaki Chicken Recipe, Step-By-Step
Teriyaki Bowl

Yields 2 large portions or 3 small portions


Phase two adds a more technical aspect to this recipe. If you don’t want to deal with it, no big deal just leave it out altogether and you will still get an excellent final product.


There‘s an Ingredient list at the very bottom for easy copy-paste


Use the picture I posted with this recipe as a reference for cut-size and amount of char. I was about 5 seconds away from taking the pan off the heat when I snapped it.


VERY IMPORTANT TIPS

(These will make your bowls come out restaurant-style)

The size of the ingredients are critical, this has a huge impact. This is how you stay away from the soggy, mushy bleh that can happen with a home-made stir fry.


High heat + movement = KEY. You have the heat high enough that it will burn your ingredients if you don’t keep them moving. Let the pan sit still, stir, repeat.


Either no oil for phase one, or very very little. This will give you the hibachi effect. That street-food char is a product of direct contact with a hot pan. This is so much a part of the overall taste you are looking for.


In order to execute this properly, and to eat these bowls while they are hot and in their prime, you’ll need to prep everything first and have it sitting there waiting for you so you can add an ingredient the instant it’s called for.


Let’s do this.


PREP PHASE

(all portions are measured after being cut - do not press down into measuring cup)

PHASE ONE ITEMS (keep together)


Make RICE while prepping or have microwaveable pouches that are ready for the nuke. Just don’t deal with it during the COOKING phase


Carrots (1/3 Cup) - Cut into 1-2 inch “sticks” that are as close to 1/8 inch thick as you can possible get them


Onions - (1/3 Cup) - Cut into 1-2 inch “sticks” that are as close to 1/8 inch thick as you can possible get them


Broccoli (1/3 cup) - 1/8 inch slices with stems included


Mushrooms (white or cremini) (1/3 cup) - 1/8 inch slices with stems included


Protein - chicken, shrimp, tofu, steak, tempeh, whatever (3/4 cup) - 2 inch long and about 1/2 inch thick pieces


PHASE TWO ITEMS (this phase is optional)


*you can put them altogether in a little bowl, no need to keep separate*


Ginger (1 Tablespoon) - Fine or small dice


Garlic (2 Teaspoons) - Fine or small dice


Shallot (2 Teaspoon) - Fine or or small dice


Lemongrass (1 teaspoon) - Fine or small dice


Thai hot peppers or other hot pepper - your call how much and how big


GARNISH ITEMS


Spring onions (1 Tablespoon per bowl) - cut em however you like em


Cilantro - however much you like, cut or not cut


Lime - optional and however much you like


Teriyaki Sauce (Your favorite kind) - Warmed


HAVE NEXT TO STOVE FOR COOKING ITEMS

Salt

Coconut or Sesame oil


EXECUTION PHASE (Cooking)

NOTES

Heat Rice and a Teriyaki sauce and keep warm. Or, put them both in the microwave, set for 1 min and be ready to push the button.


If you do this right it will get a little smokey so turn the fan on, open the window...do whatcha gatta do.


Have med-large bowl ready to put PHASE ONE ingredients into after cooking


Put your biggest and best high-heat pan or wok on High and let it get very very hot. When you start seeing a little smoke coming off the pan you know you’re ready...A little, not fire department.


START


Add protein to pan


Let sit for 5 seconds, stir, sit 5 seconds, stir, repeat until you get a little char on the outside and it’s about %75 done.


Add rest of PHASE ONE ingredients.


Let sit 5-10 seconds, stir, 5-10 seconds, stir, repeat until protein is done and the rest of the ingredients are no longer raw and have some pan marks on them.


Remove pan from heat


Turn heat down to low-med


Lightly salt everything in the pan and stir, TASTE, add more salt if you want


Remove all ingredients from pan and wipe out pan or quick-rinse.


If you are not doing phase two, skip ahead to FINISH


PHASE TWO COOKING (This is when you start telling your guest(s) to sit down. It always takes time so start now.)


Put pan on low-med, let pan temp get to low-med


Add 1 tablespoon oil and wait 5 seconds


Add all PHASE TWO ingredients and stir around in the oil so they all get fair-play.


Cook 20 seconds / till no longer raw but still fresh


Add all PHASE ONE ingredients back into pan and coat them with PHASE TWO ingredients.


Turn heat off and leave pan there


FINISH


Either plate your rice or hit the start button on the microwave then plate when done.


Plate ingredients from pan, on top of rice


Add warm Teriyaki sauce


Garnish with your choice of toppings


Enjoy!!


INGREDIENT LIST


Protein (3/4 cup) chicken, shrimp, steak, tofu, tempeh, whatever


Carrot (1/3 cup)


Onion (1/3 cup) - white, yellow or red


Mushroom (1/3 cup)


Broccoli (1/3 cup)


Teriyaki Sauce


Rice


Coconut or Sesame oil


Cilantro


Spring Onion


Lime


Salt


PHASE TWO INGREDIENTS


Garlic (2 or 3 cloves)


Ginger (1-2 inches)


Shallot (1 piece)


Lemongrass (a couple stalks)


Hot peppers (your choice)




















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