Weeknight Dinner

Looking for a quick, easy, and delicious meal for a busy weeknight? Take a look at Nami’s collection. These are her 100 go-to recipes for weeknight meals. (Baked Chicken Katsu →)

A white plate containing Baked Chicken Katsu (Japanese Chicken Cutlets) and shredded cabbage salad.

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A white plate containing Broiled Miso Salmon served over ginger rice.

Miso Salmon (Video) 味噌サーモン

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Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Pasta on a grey plate.

Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Pasta

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A glass plate containing Cold Tuna Tomato Somen topped with julienned shiso leaves.

Cold Tuna and Tomato Somen (Video) ツナとトマトの冷やしそうめん

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A Le Creuset pot containing Mille-Feuille Nabe, which is a hot pot dish with layers of pork belly slices and napa cabbage slices in a dashi broth.

Mille-Feuille Nabe ミルフィーユ鍋

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Tablesetup for shabu shabu - donabe hot pot, vegetables, meat, udon, and dipping sauces.

Shabu Shabu Recipe (Video)しゃぶしゃぶ

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Shabu Shabu is a popular Japanese-style hot pot everyone at the table cooks the...
A bowl containing mapo tofu over steamed rice.

Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu) (Video) 麻婆豆腐

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Japanese-style Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu) is incredibly flavorful but a lot less spicy than...
A white plate containing Broiled Miso Salmon served over ginger rice.

Miso Salmon (Video) 味噌サーモン

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This Miso Salmon is a magical weeknight meal! Marinated in a sweet and savory...
A Le Creuset pot containing Mille-Feuille Nabe, which is a hot pot dish with layers of pork belly slices and napa cabbage slices in a dashi broth.

Mille-Feuille Nabe ミルフィーユ鍋

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Enjoy my recipe for Japanese Mille-Feuille Nabe with "a thousand layers“ of napa cabbage...
A white ceramic bowl containing Instant Pot Short Ribs with daikon and carrots pressure cooked in a savory sauce.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Video) 牛バラ肉と大根煮

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My family‘s favorite Instant Pot Short Ribs recipe with tender marbled beef in a...
A fluted plate containing Yakisoba (Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles).

Yakisoba (Japanese Stir-Fried Noodles)(Video) 焼きそば

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Yakisoba is classic Japanese stir-fried noodles seasoned with sweet and savory sauce similar to...
A bowl of Vegetarian Ramen topped with ajitama (soy marinated egg), spicy bean sprouts, corn, and a green veggie.

Vegetarian Ramen (Video) 豆乳味噌ラーメン

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Creamy and rich Vegetarian Ramen recipe made with soy milk, dashi, and miso and...
A plate containing Teriyaki Salmon served with steamed rice and miso soup.

Teriyaki Salmon (Video) 鮭の照り焼き

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My Teriyaki Salmon recipe is so fast and easy—just pan-grill salmon fillets to tender...
A white plate containing Stir-Fried Garlic Chives and Egg Over Rice.

Niratama Donburi (Garlic Chives and Egg Over Rice) (Video) ニラ玉

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Niratama Donburi (Garlic Chives and Egg Stir Fry) is a comforting Japanese dish to...
A fluted plate containing baked Tonkatsu drizzled with tonkatsu sauce, shredded cabbage, cucumber slices, and tomato wedges.

Baked Tonkatsu (Video) 揚げないとんかつ

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This Baked Tonkatsu recipe with the right techniques and tips is a total game...
A bowl containing ahi tuna and salmon poke along with edamame, avocado, sushi ginger, and radish over bed of steamed rice.

Poke Bowl Recipe

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Try this refreshing Tuna and Salmon Poke Bowl for the family or at your...
Colorful plates containing Okinawa Taco Rice with flavorful taco fixings served on a bed of hot Japanese white rice.

Okinawa Taco Rice (Video) タコライス

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Okinawan Taco Rice is a surprisingly delicious fusion of Tex-Mex and Japanese cuisines with...
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