The Japanese Grill Cookbook Giveaway!

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American grilling, Japanese flavors: That’s the irresistible idea behind The Japanese Grill. In this bold cookbook, chef Tadashi Ono and writer Harris Salat, avid grillers, both share a key insight: that live-fire cooking marries perfectly with mouthwatering Japanese ingredients like soy sauce and miso.

Packed with fast-and-easy recipes, versatile marinades, and step-by-step techniques, The Japanese Grill will have you grilling amazing steaks, pork chops, salmon, tomatoes, and whole chicken, as well as traditional favorites like yakitori, yaki onigiri, and whole salt-packed fish. Whether you use charcoal or gas, or are a grilling novice or disciple, you will love dishes like Skirt Steak with Red Miso, Garlic–Soy Sauce Porterhouse, Crispy Chicken Wings, Yuzu Kosho Scallops, and Soy Sauce-and-Lemon Grilled Eggplant. Ono and Salat include menu suggestions for sophisticated entertaining in addition to quick-grilling choices for healthy weekday meals, plus a slew of delectable sides that pair well with anything off the fire.  (Source:


When I got this book to review, the first thing I thought about was how it will be great to share some Japanese recipes with my son, Matthew.  He traveled around the world last year with Semester at Sea and loved the food that he tried in Japan.  I know he’ll love this book with it’s simple recipes and large, beautiful photos!  Click HERE for the full list of recipes.


I have tried three different recipes from this book so far.


Porterhouse with Garlic-Soy Sauce Marinade

This was delicious!  It was done perfectly…just a little pink the way I like it!  We loved the marinade!  It was nice to finally make a good steak on the grill!  I’m going to follow their grilling directions from now on, so I don’t overcook our steaks!


Foil-Baked Green Beans with Soy Sauce and Garlic

This was a nice change from our usual veggies!  It’s so easy to throw together and there’s no pans to clean afterwards!


Ginger-Garlic Half Chicken

For this recipe, I used kitchen shears to cut a whole chicken in half. The chicken came out way more tender and juicy than my every day barbecued chicken!


I can see that this cookbook is going to keep me busy at the grill this summer.  (Which is a good thing because I tend to barbecue the same things and I need to shake it up a bit!)  If you’re a fan of Japanese food and simple recipes, I highly recommend this cookbook!


The Japanese Grill is available at



If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Japanese Grill, here’s what you need to do!


Mandatory Entry:  Click HERE to see the list of recipes in this book.  Then come back and name one or two recipes you would like to try.  Don’t forget to include your email address in the designated email box in your comment.

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This giveaway will end on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm EST.  It is open to the U.S. only. The winner will be chosen by and will be contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, the comments not meeting the requirements will be deleted. Good luck!

*I received a copy of The Japanese Grill for the purpose of this review/giveaway.  The comments in this post are 100% my own.

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  1. 10

    Cynthia Smith says

    I do not get recipes when clicking HERE, but the garlic chicken and porterhouse you prepared sound rockin good!

  2. 17

    Michelle Crandall says

    I think the foil wrapped sweet potatoes with salt and the grilled chicken breast teriyaki sound great!

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    OMG, I love Japanese food especially grilled food. There’s a yakitori (Japanese BBQ) restaurant I love but getting too expensive to visit too often. This cook book would comes in handy as I’m getting a grill in my yard this summer. I would love to try the Chicken breast with Yuzu Kosho Marinade and Veal Chop with Shiitake Dashi! I’m drooling here! LOL Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  4. 24

    Jane George says

    I would like to try, Mahi Mahi with Sesame–Soy Sauce Dipping Sauce and the Bone in ribeye with Wasabi sour cream.

  5. 26


    I would love to try the Japanese-Style Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, the Grilled Lobster with Ponzu Brown Butter and the Butterflied Cornish Game Hens with Orange-Soy Sauce Glaze.

  6. 31


    Hmm… I’m not sure what Foil-Baked Edamame would be. Oh, I’m familiar with edamame, but to bake it in foil..? I want to see what else goes into it. That could be fun!

    Of course, the classics always sound good, like Grilled Chicken Breast Teriyaki. Seriously, who doesn’t love Chicken Teriyaki, and who wouldn’t love another recipe to give variety to a favorite take-away dish, cooked at home instead!

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    I think I’d love to try the Zucchini with Shiso and Olive Oil and the grilled chicken looks awesome (that you did above). I really need to see the ingredients before I’d decide as I can’t have soy so it might be difficult to pick out recipes to try - plus I’ve never had Japanese so I don’t know what all the terms are.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Tina “the Book Lady”

  8. 44


    I’m sure these are wonderful recipes. I would have to try the bacon asparagus and the green beans with soy and garlic. The last time I ate at an oriental restaurant, I had the beans and they were soo tasty!

  9. 57

    Carole Resnick says

    Would love to add this to my cookbook collection. Have done very little cooking in this style but would love to try.

  10. 59

    teresa g. says

    love love love Japanese food and the idea of ‘Japanizing’ American food sounds good to me. We love flank steak in my house so I would like to try “Tokyo Broil” Flank Steak

  11. 66

    Sue Klingseis says

    I would love to try the grilled chicken teriyaki and the bone in ribeye with the wasabi sour cream.

  12. 74

    Pam R says

    There are so many to choose from that sound absolutely delicious…..two that stood out to me:
    Crispy Chicken Wings with Seven-Spice-Powder Marinade
    Foil Baked Mushrooms with Ponzu Butter

    Would love to try those and quite a few more. :-)

  13. 82

    Joan says

    They all sound good but two I’d really like to try are Bacon Asparagus and Japanese-Style Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

  14. 87

    NIck says

    The two that jump out at me to try are: The chicken livers and the Sansho-Rubbed Butterflied Chicken Legs.

  15. 97

    Virginia says

    I would love to try Salt-Grilled Head-On Shrimp . I feel comfortable grilling shrimp but have never done it with the heads on. Everyone says the heads have so much flavor. I would like to tackle my fears and try it with the heads on.

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    Terri S. says

    I would like to try the recipes for Japanese-Style Barbecued Baby Back Ribs and the Foil-Baked Green Beans with Soy Sauce and Garlic.

  17. 112

    Kowanda says

    Mentioned this giveaway on Facebook using the button at the top of the post.
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

  18. 114

    Malerie C says

    Butterflied Cornish Game Hens with Orange–Soy Sauce Glaze….I have one in my freezer right now that I don’t know what to do with!

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    Denise S says

    The Crispy Pork Belly with Garlic-Miso Dipping Sauce sounds like a great one!

    mtdewgirlie at gmail dot com

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