Meat recipes

Motsunabe(1 – 2 servings)

Motunabe means internal organs of cattle or swine.It contains collagen which helps recover elasticity and tension to your skin.Motsunabe is a specialty in Hakata(Fukuoka).There are many beautiful women of beautiful skin in Hakata.I think that it is because they eat Motsunabe frequently.Let’s cook Motsunabe and get beautiful skin!
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  • 150 g internal organs of cattle
  • 1/4 cabbage
  • 40 g Chinese chive
  • 1 red pepper
  • 5 g garlic
  • 1 tbsp(15 ml) soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp(7.5 ml) mirin(sweet sake)
  • 1 tbsp(15 ml) sake
  • 200 cc dried-bonito soup stock

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  1. Rince the internal organs of cattle with water something repeatedly.
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  3. Cut the cabbage into bite-size pieces.Cut the Chinese chive into 2 inch.
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  5. Slice the garlic and red pepper.
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  7. Put the dried-bonito soup stock, soy sauce, mirin, sake, sliced garlic, red pepper in a pot.When it comes to a boil, add the internal organs of cattle, cabbage, Chinese chive.Once it starts to boil again, turn the heat to low.
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  9. Start removing and eating the pieces as they become fully cooked.
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Common cooking in Hakata to enjoy the flavor of internal organs of cattle.