Recipe: Perfect Japanese Katsu Curry - Chicken, Pork & Shrimp

Japanese Katsu Curry - Chicken, Pork & Shrimp. Add oil and sauté the garlic, followed by the onion. Add oil and sauté the garlic, followed by the onion. Today's recipe is a rich and flavorful Japanese katsu curry.

Recipe: Perfect Japanese Katsu Curry - Chicken, Pork & Shrimp
The Japanese absolutely love curry and deep-fried food. Katsu Curry is a popular Japanese curry served with sticky Japanese rice and topped with a crispy breaded cutlet called "katsu". Katsu is most commonly made with pork chops in Japan (similar to a pork schnitzel) but can also be chicken or even beef. You can cook Japanese Katsu Curry - Chicken, Pork & Shrimp using 25 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Japanese Katsu Curry - Chicken, Pork & Shrimp

  1. You need of KATSU FRY:.
  2. Prepare 1 piece of Chicken Breast.
  3. Prepare 7 pieces of Shrimp.
  4. You need 2 pieces of Pork Cutlet.
  5. It's 1-2 pieces of Egg.
  6. Prepare 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour.
  7. It's 1 cup of Breadcrumbs.
  8. Prepare 2 cups of Oil.
  9. It's of Iodized Salt.
  10. Prepare of Ground Black Pepper.
  11. Prepare of CURRY SAUCE:.
  12. It's 2 tbsp of Oil.
  13. You need 1 of bulb Garlic.
  14. You need 2 pieces of White Onion.
  15. You need 2 pieces of Carrot.
  16. You need 2 pieces of Potato.
  17. It's 1 piece of Red Bell Pepper.
  18. It's 1 liter of Water.
  19. Prepare 4 cubes of Curry Roux.
  20. It's 3 tbsps of Honey.
  21. It's 3 tbsps of Tomato Ketchup.
  22. You need of SIDES:.
  23. It's 3 cups of Rice.
  24. It's 3 pieces of Egg.
  25. Prepare of Fukujinzuke.

It's also often served with a red Japanese pickle called "fukujinzuke". Katsu curry is just a variation of Japanese curry with a chicken cutlet on top. I have used a store-bought block of Japanese curry roux which is commonly used in Japanese households. Chicken Cutlet (Japanese version of chicken schnitzel) brings the Japanese curry up to the next level.

Japanese Katsu Curry - Chicken, Pork & Shrimp instructions

  1. PREPARE THE VEGETABLES: Chop the garlic. Slice the onion. Cut the carrot and potatoes into cubes, about 1-inch thick. Cut the bell pepper into squares, about 3/4-inch. ©homebasedchef.
  2. COOK THE CURRY SAUCE: Heat the pot over medium-high heat (160C). Add oil and sauté the garlic, followed by the onion. Add the carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper and continue to stir for 5 minutes. Add 1L of water and boil for about 10 minutes. Lower down the heat (120C) and add in the curry roux. Mix very well to make sure that the curry roux is all diluted.
  3. Add in the honey and tomato ketchup and mix well. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure that the sauce doesn't stick on the bottom of the pot. The sauce will start to thicken. Turn the heat to low (70C) and continue cooking for 5-10 more minutes until the carrots and potatoes are cooked to your desired tenderness. You'll notice that the potatoes become smaller compared to their original cut size; the starch of the potato actually helps thicken the sauce.
  4. PREPARE THE MEATS FOR THE KATSU FRY: Make sure to wash the chicken, shrimp, and pork with clean water and then drain them. To split the chicken breast in half: Place the boneless skinless chicken breast on a cutting board and hold it flat with your non-dominant hand. Then using a sharp knife, slice the chicken breast horizontally into two even pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. To butterfly the shrimp: Pull off the heads and legs then peel off the shell leaving the tails on. Gently run the knife at the shrimp's back and remove the digestive tract or vein by lifting it out or by using a paper towel. If the vein breaks, run water through it to clean. Then make shallow slits on the shrimp to flatten and spread it like butterfly wings. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. To tenderize the pork: Make sure you have removed the skin to avoid curling when frying. Use the mallet to break up the muscle fibers of the meat. Do this on both sides of the meat until the thickness is reduced to half. If you don't have a mallet, you can use a knife, a fork or your fist. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. BREAD THE MEAT: Prepare your breading assembly line. You need three bowls or containers - for all-purpose flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumbs. Cover the meat in flour and shake off the excess. Dip the meat in the egg. Cover the meat in breadcrumbs.
  8. COOK THE KATSU FRY: Heat frying oil in a pan. Make sure it is hot enough before you place your meat in it. To test, when you see the oil-producing bubbles on the surface of the pan, drop a small piece of breadcrumb. If the oil reacts as desired, you can start frying. If the sample breadcrumb seems to absorb to oil, wait a bit til the oil is ready. Deep fry the meat until golden brown, make sure to flip on the other side for even cooking. chicken, shrimp, and pork are pretty fast to cook.
  9. SERVE TO YOUR FAMILY: Curry is best served with steamed rice! Grab a plate, scoop a cup of steamed rice, and spread it on the left part of the plate. Scoop a portion of the curry sauce, make sure to include potatoes, carrots, and bell pepper, and place it on the right part of the plate overlapping some of the rice. Place your preferred katsu meat on top of the curry sauce. And for the sides, you can add soft-boiled egg and fukujinzuke or pickled daikon radish. YUM!.

Instructions Coat pork in flour, then egg, and then panko crumbs. In a large pan sauté onion with oil and stir until soft. Pork katsu curry is a combination of pork tonkatsu and Japanese curry with rice on the side. A full plate of yumminess that is so hearty and flavorful. Japanese curry or karē has its own distinct taste from other curry in Asia.

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