Side Dish

Renkon no Sunomono (Marinated Lotus Root)

Add this recipe to ZipList! Renkon no Sunomono (Marinated Lotus Root) Makes 6 servings 8-inch piece of renkon (lotus root) 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon salt Finely grated lemon rind, for garnish 1. Wash the renkon thoroughly, then peel off the outer layer with a vegetable peeler, and slice [...]

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Tazukuri (Soy Sauce Sugar-Glazed Sardines)

Add this recipe to ZipList! Tazukuri (Soy Sauce Sugar-Glazed Sardines) Makes 4 servings 2 ounces gomame (dried baby sardines) 1/3 cup dashi (or water) 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon mirin 1 takanotsume (Japanese “hawk claw” pepper) (or substitute 1 dried red chile pepper) 1. Pick out any broken fish. [...]

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Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnut & Japanese Sweet Potato Mash)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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