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Dinner Diary: Shabu Shabu

We had shabu shabu tonight, after postponing it yesterday – we got involved in finishing up our living room, which we had just repainted, and Ward was too tired to cook, so we ended up getting take-out.
The shabu shabu was a huge hit, especially with the kids. There’s something about being able to cook your [...]

Peppers and Crab Mixed Rice

Peppers and Crab Mixed Rice
Adapted from Harumi’s Japanese Home Cooking, by Harumi Kurihara
3 cups uncooked rice
4 tsp granulated chicken stock powder or 1 chicken bullion cube
2-1/2 cups water
1 small or medium red pepper
1 small or medium green pepper
12 white button mushrooms
1 cup cooked white crabmeat
2-1/2 tbsp butter
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1. Dissolve chicken [...]

Soy-Glazed Flank Steak

On the menu tonight: Soy-Glazed Flank Steak, which we discovered in the May 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living (the recipe is also online here). This is a really wonderful recipe for flank steak, resulting in beautifully rare and very tender pieces of steak.
It’s the tenderness that gets us every time. Ward first made [...]