Steamed Pork Meatballs Tsukune (with Yakitori sauce)

Japanese Tsukune ( grilled chicken/pork meatball skewer)
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Steamed Pork Meatballs Tsukune (with Yakitori sauce)

Tsukune is one of the popular dishes at Yakitori restaurant. Usually ground chicken is used to make these meatballs, but I only had a package of ground pork this time. It doesn't have to be ground chicken, you can use ground pork and still taste amazing with Sweet Soy Sauce. 

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Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 15 mins 2 Servings: 2

★ The amount of ingredients and heating time are measured for 1 ~ 2 people.


★ cooking times may vary depending on your microwave's wattage, brand and size.


    1. Chop the green onion.
    2. Put the ground pork, cut green onions, salt, potato starch, black pepper in a bowl.
    3. Mix altogether and knead well with your hand. 
    4. Make bite sized meatballs and place them in the Donabe.
    5. Mix soy sauce, sugar, sake to make a sweet yakitori sauce.
    6. Drizzle the sauce over the meatballs.
    7. Cover donabe with the lid, and microwave it at 60% power level setting for 5 min. 
    If the meatballs are not thoroughly cooked, please add a minute at a time to make sure they are fully cooked.
Keywords: Ground Pork, Green Onion, Ground Chicken,

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June Voss

CEO and creator of Japanese Goods USA

Hi, I'm June Voss, CEO of the company, a wife to an amazing husband whom I met while working at Walt Disney World and a mother of 2 wonderful children ( and 2 dogs, 11 goats and 3 rescued feral cats). I was born and raised in Japan. I would love to share delicious Japanese foods, culture and everything I love about the beautiful country.  I am not a professional chef, I just love cooking! I have translated and added some of the recipes I like, but once you've cooked a few of these dishes, you'll soon be able to cook almost anything in your Microwave Donabe. I hope you enjoy it and can't wait to hear & see your own Donabe creations! 

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