Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Yakitori

There was no turkey dinner at our place this Thanksgiving.  It worked out well because my husband isn't a turkey lover, and I'm not a fan of cooking a giant feast for only two people.  So we did what anyone else would do.  We grilled yakitori skewers!  

So what, exactly is yakitori, you ask?  It means grilled chicken.  Chicken wasn't the only thing we grilled; we also had shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, and okra. It was a yummy, if unconvential, Thanksgiving feast!

Chunks of cut-up chicken thighs interspersed with shiitake mushrooms and okra on skewers

Chicken thigh chunks soaking in a mixture of sake, mirin, sugar, and soy sauce.  Okay, I know this looks gross, but it's what makes the chicken and veggies taste so good!

Sliced shiitake mushrooms and shrimp waiting to be grilled

A cool and refreshing Japanese beer is the perfect complement to yakitori.

The finished product

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