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Sunday Supper: Sukiyaki

Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Spring has just begun—which means there is just enough time for one more sukiyaki supper before the hot weather arrives. Sukiyaki is a Japanese Winter meal, cooked tableside and often eaten around New Years. To cook it the traditional way you'll need a butane burner or electric hot plate. If you enjoy hotpot-style cooking these two things are worth having anyway.

The usual ingredients are thinly sliced beef, tofu and a variety vegetables, typically cabbage, mushrooms, and onions. Many people dip their hot cooked beef and vegetables in a beaten raw egg. If this makes you squeamish, or the risk of eating raw egg out weighs the reward, just skip it.

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Traditional Sukiyaki (Japanese Beef Hot Pot) »

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass. Find more information at sydneyoland.com (or read eatingnosetotail.com)

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