Side Dish

Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnut & Japanese Sweet Potato Mash)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnut & Japanese Sweet Potato Mash) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 pound satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potatoes) 7 ounce bottle of kuri kanroni (candied chestnuts in syrup) pinch of salt mirin sugar 1. Peel the sweet potatoes then cut them [...]

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Kuromame (Sweet Simmered Black Soybeans)

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Kuromame (Sweet Simmered Black Soybeans) Recipe as shared by my friend Noriko Makes 8 to 10 servings 10.5 ounces kuromame (dried black soybeans) 11 cups water 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon baking soda 1. Thoroughly rinse the beans in cool water, then drain [...]

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Simmered Kabocha Squash

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Simmered Kabocha Squash (Kabocha Nimono) Makes 4 servings Recipe from lafujimama.com 1/2 kabocha squash (about 1 pound) 2 cups dashi 2 tablespoons mirin 1 small piece kombu (about 2-inches square) 2 teaspoons light colored soy sauce (usukuchi soy sauce) (or regular soy sauce if usukuchi isn’t available) 1. Wash the kabocha well, then scoop out [...]

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi (Rice Bowl) à la Ivan Ramen

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi Makes about 4 servings Recipe Notes: This recipe makes more pulled pork than you will likely want for four servings, but I’ve found that if I use a smaller piece of meat it sometimes ends up a bit drier than I like.  The size of roast indicated will give [...]

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Avocado Grapefruit Onion Salad with Creamy Onion Dressing

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Avocado Grapefruit Onion Salad with Creamy Onion Dressing Makes about 6 servings For the pickled red onions: 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1/2 cup warm water, plus more as needed to cover the onions 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons kosher salt For the sweet creamy onion dressing: 1/3 cup honey [...]

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Roasted Parsnip “Fries” with Curry Salt

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Roasted Parsnip “Fries” with Curry Salt Makes about 4 servings For the roasted parsnips: 1 1/2 pounds parsnips 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the curry salt: 2 1/2 teaspoons fleur de sel 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1. Preheat the [...]

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Hamachi Carpaccio, inspired by a trip to Kaikaya By The Sea

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Hamachi Carpaccio Makes about 4 servings 4 ounces thinly sliced fresh hamachi juice of 1 large lemon 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste fresh cilantro, to garnish [...]

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Takikomi Gohan, Japanese Mixed Rice

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Takikomi Gohan Makes about 5 servings 2 large dried shiitake mushrooms 1 6 square-inch piece kombu 2 cups warm water 4 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms, sliced 3-inch piece carrot, peeled and cut into thin rectangles 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 tablespoon mirin 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon [...]

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Dau Miu Na Meshi, aka “Leafy Rice”

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Dau Miu Na Meshi Recipe inspired by Na Meshi recipe in KANSHA, by Elizabeth Andoh Makes 3 cups of rice 5 ounces dau miu 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons toasted black or white sesame seeds 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1 teaspoon sugar 3 cups steamed white rice, freshly made and still warm 1. Dry [...]

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Grape and Feta Salad + A Giveaway!!

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Grape and Feta Salad Makes 6 servings 1/4 medium red onion, cut into thin slices 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 1/2 cups red grapes 1 1/2 cups green grapes 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled or cubed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint 3/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar mint sprigs, to garnish 1. Soak the sliced red onion [...]

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