Month: May 2016

Saba (Mackerel) Sushi | 鯖棒寿司 

This may be a challenging, hopefully an inspiring recipe for ‘sushi’ lovers. Eating raw fish (‘sashimi’) is a very common (natural) Japanese food culture in which ‘sushi’ is an extension of. This ‘saba (mackerel) bou-sushi’ is a traditional method, as such by wrapping this boxed pressed sushi in bamboo leaves, persimmon leaves to prevent the fish from rotting. ‘Bou-sushi’  is (bou meaning a long stick) also called ‘battera’ and fish such as mackerel, salmon, trout and anago is amongst the popular sushi made in this boxed press style. To make this boxed press sushi, you will need a ‘Press Box’ made out of wood extremely fresh mackerel (literally off the fisherman’s boat) challenging spirit to treat raw fish The rest is not so difficult (forgiven with few trial and errors), a ‘sushi home party’ will not be such a dream. Give it a shot!   我家では『鯖鮨』は比較的ポピュラーな一品です。 鮮度のいい鯖が手に入るとその鯖の運命は 即、さばかれて → 〆鯖 → 冷凍 → 数日後には棒鮨 となります。どんなに鮮度が良くても鯖のアニサキス虫は怖いので必ず冷凍します。 木製の箱寿司器があれば棒鮨はいつでもつくれます。     Saba (Mackerel) Sushi | 鯖鮨 【Preparing the Mackerel – Shime Saba】 *This 1st process is making a vinegar marinated mackerel. 1 Mackerel 2 tbsp …

Kale & Shrimp Croquette | ケールと海老のクロケット

‘Kale’ is slowly appearing in the Tokyo supermarkets, although it doesn’t seem to be a popular vegetable apart from sticking it in the mixer for ‘extra healthy morning vegetable juice’. Kale has been on of my favorites vegetables which I’ve been exploring some other recipes which may fit into our dinner menu. Here is one…very simple ingredients, shrimp, egg & kale. Humm…not a super duper recipe but a nice change from eating it just fresh. 『ケール』は最近パラパラとスーパーに顔を出す様になり始めましたがどうもあまりスムージー以外には使用目的を見いだせないみたいで、、ルッコラや他の生野菜よりは普及率が低いみたい。アメリカに住んでいた頃から好きな野菜の一つで生野菜としての食感とても好き。 大きい少ししっかりとした『ケール』の葉ではこんな料理にも挑戦してみました。ELLE Tableに載っていたレシピです。ま、いわば『ケールのお好み焼き』みたいなとってもヘルシーな一品ですね。   Kale & Shrimp Croquette | ケールと海老のクロケット (Recipe came from a Japanese magazine ELLE table) 4-5 Kale Leaves 2 tbsp flour 1 egg 6 large shrimps Black sesame, olive oil, salt Wash the kale leaves and cut into shredded thin strips. Put the kale into a large bow, mix with flour and beaten egg, 50cc of water, sprinkle with salt and dived into 6 portions. Wash the shrimp with corn starch and water, remove the spinal dirt. Over medium heat and with olive oil, cook the kale and before flipping it upside down, place the shrimp on top …

Vegan Sandwich | ベジタリアン・サンドウィッチ

Vegan Sandwich | ベジタリアン・サンドウィッチ I’ve been doing a lot of Instagram uploads lately…. the Instragram posts should appear at the bottom of each post and my late efforts putting up some of the recipes which may appear appealing to my blog visitors. This is a sandwich which I’ve made for the road. Since our breakfast table comes first with a large fresh salad, I wanted to make a sandwich which I feel I am eating a salad rather sandwich bread, a vegetarian sandwich.   最近、、 Instagram からのアップロードにややハマり気味。 このサンドイッチは『野菜を食べる』というテーマで大半野菜で構成してみたサンドイッチです。長距離ドライブに便利で、、我家の朝食は大皿の野菜サラダを習慣にしているのでそんなサンドイッチができたらいいなぁ〜と思い。レシピというほどのレシピではございませんが、、野菜から水ででないようにソースは別にして、クッキングシートを使い包み込む技を使えばサンドイッチが崩れる心配もなく作れます。これからアウトドアが気持ちいい季節。ドライブやピクニックにどうぞ。     Vegan Sandwich  | ベジタリアン・サンドウィッチ   Thin Slices of sandwich bread – (British Loaf | イギリスパン) Lettuce Leaves Rucola Leaves Carrots peeled long with a skin peeler (soaked in olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, raisins) Oven baked red paprika Sweet Potatoes (Steamed) (Sauce) Mayonnaise with French Mustard   Lettuce – wash the lettuce and rucola leaves and drain off the water. Carrots – peel the carrot with a skin peeler. Marinate the carrot with olive oil, salt and pepper and lemon juice. Add some raisins for flavor. Paprika …