Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji – recipe

Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji Recipes
Insert the port to the gap of cabbage

You cannot go through a Japanese winter without eating hotpots. A hotpot is not only enjoying your hot food, but we also share our precious time with our family or friends.

Hotpot menus are everywhere in Asia, but today I want to introduce one of my favourite recipes with Shio Koji: Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji!

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Ingredients for Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji

  • Chinese cabbage (napa cabbage): about 1kg
  • Pork: 300g
  • Shio Koji: 1 tablespoon
  • Water (or Chicken stock)
  • your favourite seasonings such as red chillis, black peppers, etc.

How to make Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji

1: Thinly slice the pork and marinate it with Shio Koji.

2: Cut the Chinese cabbage and put it in the hotpot.

Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji

Put the cut Chinese cabbage in a ceramic hotpot

3: Insert the sliced port in the gap between the cabbage.

Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji

Insert the port to the gap of cabbage

4: Pour water or chicken stock to cover the surface.

5: Heat it up on the stove.

Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji

Heating it on the stove

6: After it’s cooked, you can add your favourite seasonings and serve it.

Hotpot with Chinese Cabbage and Pork marinated with Shio Koji

Enjoy your hotpot

The combination of pork and Chinese cabbage can make a gorgeous broth only with water, although I put leftover chicken stock today. It tasted even better! Shio Koji can add a natural and a soft saltiness, but you can still make this dish with a normal salt too.

 

What is Shio Koji?

Home made Shio Koji

Home made Shio Koji

Shio Koji (塩こうじ/塩麹/塩糀) is a Japanese fermented ingredient. It’s made of salt, water and Rice Koji (米こうじ/米糀/米麹). It is called a “magical seasoning” useful for any purpose. We can use it to marinate or tenderize.

 

 

 

 

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