Vintage Recipe 1977: Better Homes and Gardens- Sukiyaki

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Sukiyaki.  I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever had it.  I love all types of Asian inspired foods,  so I’m not sure how or why I missed this.  I do love Sukiyaki the cover song in 1980 by The Taste Of Honey, but let me get back on track.

This recipe is featured in the Better Homes and Garden- Oriental cookbook circa 1977.

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Here’s the actual recipe from the cookbook.

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Ok… Let’s have some fun!  I’m going to start by partially freezing the top round steak. I’m thinking 30 minutes to 1 hour should be good.

While freezing the meat I chopped all the vegetables.

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After 40 minutes meat is frozen enough to cut.  Lets start cooking!

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Beef bouillon, sugar and soy sauce….done!

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Sautéed bok choy, green onion and celery….done!

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Next sautéed tofu, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. Combined all vegetables and meat and poured in sauce and cooked for 2 minutes.  Served with rice.

The Verdict:

The good:  Crunchy vegetables, tender meat, good with rice, good basic seasoning.

The bad: Needs additional seasoning to enhance flavors, not very authentic.

Total rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Enjoy!

 

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