Every Day Japanese – Miso Pork

imageWeekday meals are a time to apply the KISS principle (keep it simple, stupid). Today’s post is a Japanese inspired KISS menu. The only time consuming element of the meal is the miso pork, which really needs from four to twenty-four hours to marinate. Not being sufficiently prepared I cut it down to two hours, but it really needed a bit more. That said, it was still a nice flavourful dish and suited the simple theme of the meal.

Weekday Japanese Menu:

  • Extra Fancy Short Grain Rice (Cal-Rose)
  • Miso Marinated Pork
  • Stir-fried Broccoli
  • Sliced and Skinned Manila Mangoes
  • Milk for the kids, Red wine for the adults

The miso pork recipe I used was taken from the Just Bento blog and is available here: (butaniku no misozuke). I increase the sugar content a little and add mirin and sambal oelek to jazz it up a bit. One thing I’ve found with this recipe is to make sure the pork is pounded nice and thin and to get it out of the pan the moment it’s cooked. Leftovers are great in Bentos the next day, so always make a little extra.