is one of the recipes from Mrs Susie. If you
want to find out more about her have a look at her
biography page which she has written. Mrs Susie
specialises in Oriental cooking. An important first
step in Oriental cooking (which I think is important)
is at the end of each recipe.
find out the basic requirements for making Teriyaki
have a look at Japanese
Teriyaki under Tips,etc.
word, teriyaki is a combination of two Japanese words
"teri" and "yaki." Teri means luster and yaki means
grill or broil".
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oyster sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon fresh ginger (use the garlic press)
1 tablespoon garlic, pressed or minced
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/4 teaspoon granulated (or powdered) onion
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
all in a bowl and mix well.
have studied oriental cooking quite a bit and the one
thing that makes it different from other styles of cooking
is: it is 90% preparation and 10% cooking. It is very
important to have everything in the recipe already prepared
for cooking before you start cooking.
take a plate and cut up my ingredients as called for
in the recipe and place them on different parts of the
plate. Only then do I think about cooking. I will put
my oil in the pan and, as the things are called for
in the recipe, I will sweep them into whatever pan I
am cooking with, cook for as long as called for, then
add the next ingredient.
cooking happens so fast. To stop and cut up the garlic
(for example) if I had the ginger cooking in the pan
would result in burnt ginger before the garlic is finished.
I am cooking a ten or fifteen course dinner you should
see my kitchen. I have plates all over and all my sauces
mixed in bowls and everything is ready to cook before
I start cooking. This is the right way to do it and
necessary to have a well-timed dinner.
thing, get yourself a good cleaver that will not rust.
You will be surprised how much you will use this for
all your cooking, not just oriental cooking. Do yourself
a favor and get a good one. I think I paid $20 for mine
but again that was 20 years ago".