The umami overtones from the Shiragiku brewed with sake lees creates an extra flavour punch to all the already delicious ingredients used. Simple, delicious, and versatile on any Summertime menu.
150g Spring Onions, sliced
150g Ginger, peeled and sliced
125ml Chicken Stock
230g Brown Sugar
500ml Mizkan Shiragiku
250ml Mizkan Honteri
250ml White Soy
12 Chicken thighs
50g Black Sesame Seeds, toasted
50g Spring Onions, just the green stems, sliced finely
1. Simmer the spring onions, ginger, chicken stock, brown sugar, Shiragiku and Honteri for 30 mins, then strain, add the soy, and rapidly reduce to a glaze.
2. With a sharp knife, remove the bone, and roll out the thigh flat. Remove the skin, and any extraneous fat. Use the knife to separate the four main muscle groups, cutting the biggest one in half. Thread the pieces onto two skewers in parallel per serving.
3. Brush the skewer of chicken thigh with rapeseed oil, and season with sea salt. Grill slowly over glowing coals, turning frequently.
4. Brush the glaze over the chicken at regular intervals to form a dark glaze. Depending on the heat of the coals and the stating temperature of the chicken, it could take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes to fully cook the skewer, so use a digital probe to ensure the chicken reaches a temperature of 68 at the core.
5. Remove from the grill, give one last brush of glaze, then sprinkle over toasted sesame seeds and green onions.
Chef Patron of Brunswick House Café in Vauxhall and Orasay in Notting Hill both of which champion British produce, Jackson Boxer is frequently asked to cook and host pop-ups for brands, gallery openings and album launches. Jackson has an illustrious culinary heritage which is a result of his innovative signature dishes.
Jackson has shared with us two of his flavour packed, street food inspired, dishes where the spirit of Shiragiku really comes to life to complement, heighten and sharpen the natural beauty of every ingredient used.
Celebrate all things Japanese this Summer alongside the Tokyo games, with this delicious twist on a street food classic.
Soft and tender chicken skewers glazed with a glistening Yakitori sauce; the ultimate blend of sweet and savoury flavours.