My friend Naoko requested this recipe as she was looking for low-carb dishes to make. She and I used to be classmates and neighbors in Hawaii; now she lives in Australia, 28 hours and opposite-season away. I have chilblains on my toes; she is getting nicely tanned.
So here's a season-free recipe I came up for my globe-trotting friend--far away, but close.
'Hanbaagu' is a Japanese dish made of ground meat. The name obviously is related to 'Hamburg' and 'Hamburger.' It's sort of a thicker and softer hamburger patty, eaten with a variety of sauce on it. It's a typical 'Yòshoku,' or western-style Japanese dish.
This is its meat-and-egg-free version, with Teriyaki sauce. The sauce is cooked in a frying pan along with the patties, so all you need for cooking is one frying pan.
Happy Hambaagu to Naoko and all of you in both hemispheres!
small onion (100g)
button mushrooms (100g)
oil for stir frying onion and mushrooms
oil for frying patties
mirin (or 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon white wine or vodka)