The covid pandemic has provided many people with the opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and I am no exception. I am a proud and avid consumer of Welsh produce and, having recently come across the Wagamama ‘Feed Your Soul’ cookbook, I have been creating dishes that use Welsh beef and lamb in a new way.
This Japanese inspired book contains everything from ramen to teriyaki lamb and is a great way to buy a joint of red meat and use it across several dishes.
A really quick and easy make is the Donburi; a dish which translates as ‘rice and bowl’. I’ve added shredded beef (coated in chilli, spring onions and Teriyaki sauce) to the mushroom version in the cookbook. Along with teriyaki coated rice, the dish contains a gyoza sauce covered omelette which holds mushrooms and broccoli that have been fried until they caramelise.
Once the rice and omelette are in the bowl, it is simply a matter of adding the beef and finishing with a sprinkling of spring onion, chili seed and carrot.
Whilst the book contains many sauce recipes, there are many ready- made versions of sauces such as gyoza and teriyaki to cut down the preparation time for busy households.
We may not be able to go on holiday yet, but we can certainly bring a taste of Asia to Wales. Itadakimasu!
Hazel Wright, FUW Senior Policy Officer