How can I enjoy more curry sauce in one meal? Nabe/hot pot it is! One whole pot of curry sauce all for myself! Oops, I mean for two people.
Japanese curry nabe for two -
Ingredients (for two)?
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 6 cups low sodium chicken stock
- 4 curry cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Others (mix and match per your likings):
- 2 packs instant udon
- 1 egg
- Some bac choy
- Some lettuce
- Some triangle shaped fried tofu
- Some maitake mushroom
- Some lamb slices
Drizzle enough olive oil to evenly coat the bottom of the stock pot. Turn to medium high heat and add in peeled, sliced onion. Sprinkle some salt and pepper then give it a quick stir.
Cook till the edges of the onion slices turned slightly burned. Add in peeled, cubed carrot and cook for another 15 minutes using medium heat. I specially diced the carrot into smaller cubes so it gets cooked through and softened faster.
Use another pot that will be brought to the dining table. Scoop enough curry stock for two people to the serving pot and turn to medium heat.
Carefully arrange the hot pot ingredients around. Usually I would put leafy greens along the edge with harder texture items such as mushrooms and tofu in the inner layer. Add the udon to the center then arrange the meat slices around.
Cover with lid or not, cook for about 2 minutes. Separate the udon gently.
Break one egg and add to the center of the pot. Cover with lid and cook for another 30 seconds before serving. Scoop more stock into the pot if desired.
Meat is always good, but the tofu that soaked up all the curry juice is the best.
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