Christmas is all about family and friends, and it is often celebrated with a delicious meal. Why not do something different this year with a teppanyaki plate for dinner? Here’s everything you need to know about why teppanyaki is the perfect choice for your vacation feast this year!
What is teppanyaki?
Teppanyaki is a Japanese cooking method that focuses on grilling or frying food on an iron griddle. It originated in Tokyo in the 1950s, but has since become popular around the world. Traditionally, teppanyaki dishes are served as part of a multi-course meal, but they can also be served as individual dishes. The most common dishes prepared using this method include beef, chicken, pork, fish, vegetables and noodles. Because each dish requires only a few minutes of cooking time, it is easy to prepare several dishes at once.
Choose your proteins
When it comes to teppanyaki plates, protein is the star of the show. Any kind of meat, fish or seafood works well. If you are looking for something that is both festive and delicious, consider salmon fillet or scallops – both contain lots of high-quality protein, but also have a subtle sweetness that goes well with this style of cooking. Or if you prefer more traditional proteins like chicken or beef, those work too!
Prepare your vegetables
Vegetables are essential in any teppanyaki plate – not only do they add flavor and texture to the dish, but they can also be used as a garnish or side dish. Start with something like broccoli or cauliflower that has a mild flavor and crunchy texture. Then move on to more flavorful vegetables like carrots, peppers’s, mushrooms or onions. You can even add some seasonal favorites like Brussels sprouts or squash for extra depth.
Make your sauce
Sauce is essential at teppanyaki – it gives depth and richness to the flavors of your proteins and vegetables. For Christmas dinner, try making a savory teriyaki sauce with soy sauce, sugar, garlic powder, ginger powder, cornstarch, sesame oil and mirin (a type of Japanese rice wine). The combination of sweet and savory flavors will really bring this dish together!
With just a few simple ingredients and some imagination, you can make an impressive yet easy-to-make teppanyaki plate for your Christmas dinner this year! the possibilities are endless when it comes to teppanyaki plates! Have fun! Check out Maxtotaal’s range of teppanyaki plates.
<strong>A festive teppanyaki plate for Christmas dinner</strong> .