Tamari soy sauce is similar to regular soy sauce but is slightly thicker and has a richer flavor. It is available at most grocery stores. Besides being the perfect condiment for the tofu, this sauce makes a nice addition to the soba noodles -- just drizzle a little bit on top.
This recipe is also featured in "Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home."
This dish is incredibly flavorful and unbelievably simple. Soy sauce and orange juice permeate the fish, while toasted-sesame oil gives it a nutty accent. Boiling the marinade turns it into a thick glaze.
It's a good idea to place the plastic bag holding the steak and marinade on a rimmed baking sheet or in a baking dish, in case of any leaks.
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Oshitashi is a classic Japanese side dish made with various leafy greens. While spinach is the most typical example, in this version, red chard is lightly cooked, drained, and chopped, and then tossed with soy sauce and topped with bonito flakes.