Fukkura-San Cooking: Ground Pork with Green Beans and Shiitakes

This recipe requires the use of a Fukkura-San, a Tagine-style Donabe (Clay Pot). Donabes are made in the Iga region of Japan where the clay is very special (more here, scroll down) and fabrication methods have been passed down through generations. Finding recipes online for this particular style of clay pot was a bit tricky. The Donabe itself came with a booklet of recipes, but they are all in Japanese! Continue reading