Buta no shougayaki or fried ginger pork in a simple and tasty Japanese dish. The pork is marinated in a sweet and salty ginger marinade and then fried. Serve the ginger pork on some rice with some miso soup and a salad and you have a tasty and filling meal. Up until recently I have not really liked ginger but now I can't seem to get enough of it and I have been having ginger pork fairly often.
Tip: Freeze the ginger and it will grate without becoming all stringy.
2 tablespoons ginger (grated)
1 clove garlic (grated, optional)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sake
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoons sesame oil
1 pound thinly sliced pork (or beef, etc)
4 servings rice (cooked)
4 green onions (chopped, optional)
sesame seeds to taste (optional)
1. Mix the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sake, mirin and sesame oil in a bowl.
2. Marinate the pork in the mixture for 20 minutes.
3. Heat the oil in a pan.
4. Add the pork and the marinade and saute until the pork is cooked and the marinade has reduced to a sauce.
5. Pour the pork and sauce over rice and garnish with Green onions and sesame seeds.