Kuniko Yagi

Seared Sole With Lime Sauce
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This quick Thai-inspired sauce is a weeknight miracle for any flaky white fish. Chef Kuniko Yagi of L.A.’s Hinoki & the Bird prefers making the sauce with spicy Thai bird chiles; for less fire, you can remove the seeds or substitute serranos. Slideshow:  More Seafood RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners
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Chicken Hot Pot
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This recipe from chef Kuniko Yagi of L.A.’s Hinoki & the Bird was inspired by Japanese nabemono, a pot of broth simmering on the table over a portable burner. People serve themselves, adding accompaniments like greens and daikon radish presented alongside. For extra richness, pour in a whisked egg; it will “feather” like egg drop soup. Slideshow:  More Chicken Recipes  Recipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners
Flash-seared tuna steaks retain their lovely pink color in this recipe from chef Kuniko Yagi; a speedy vinaigrette spooned on top adds incredible flavor. Slideshow:  More Tuna Recipes 
Chef Kuniko Yagi dresses silky, soft tofu with a quick and intensely flavorful mix of soy, fresh ginger and toasted sesame oil. Slideshow:  How to Make Tofu 
The simple Japanese sauce for these juicy steaks from chef Kuniko Yagi is garlicky and intense, with hints of sweet carrot. Slideshow:  More Steak Recipes 
Steamed mustard greens are tossed with sambal matah, a raw Balinese sauce made with shallots and lemongrass. It's fragrant and delicious on greens as well as on chicken or fish. Slideshow:  More Greens Recipes 
Mapo Tofu
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"This is totally my way of making this dish," chef Kuniko Yagi says. "I'm sure Chinese people wouldn't let me call this mapo tofu." Yagi's version has more meat than tofu, but she still relies on jarred toban djan, the chile-bean paste that gives this Chinese takeout staple its signature heat and deeply savory flavor. Slideshow:  More Fast Asian-Inspired Recipes 
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Cooks often braise short ribs, but here, the rich ribs are marinated in a mix of apple juice, lemon juice and soy sauce, then grilled until charred on the outside and medium-rare within.
Chicken Vermicelli Soup
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Chef Kuniko Yagi of Los Angeles's Hinoki & the Bird makes a killer broth here—it's so good, you can eat it by itself. Slideshow: Chicken Soup Recipes 
Mapo Tofu
Rating: Unrated
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"This is totally my way of making this dish," chef Kuniko Yagi says. "I'm sure Chinese people wouldn't let me call this mapo tofu." Yagi's version has more meat than tofu, but she still relies on jarred toban djan, the chile-bean paste that gives this Chinese takeout staple its signature heat and deeply savory flavor. Slideshow:  More Fast Asian-Inspired Recipes 
Cooks often braise short ribs, but here, the rich ribs are marinated in a mix of apple juice, lemon juice and soy sauce, then grilled until charred on the outside and medium-rare within.
Chicken Vermicelli Soup
Rating: Unrated
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Chef Kuniko Yagi of Los Angeles's Hinoki & the Bird makes a killer broth here—it's so good, you can eat it by itself. Slideshow: Chicken Soup Recipes