Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Everyday Harumi: Simple Japanese Food for Family & Friends

If you would like to learn about Japanese Food – and in particular about dishes that are accessible to Westerners then this is the book for you.  It introduces you to Japanese food without intimidating you with fancy knife work etc.

To do the dishes you will need some staple Japanese ingredients such as dashi powder, miso paste, toasted sesame seeds, mirin and sake.  But the flavours are so delicate and yet robust.

Some of the dishes I intend to try out include:

Sirloin steak in a miso marinade, Ginger Pork, Prawns in Crispy Breadcrumbs and intriguingly Lightly Pickled Tomatoes.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Its not new news that the news media get things wrong

In my opinion the media rarely report anything accurately (probably because they are rushing).  Every time something I have known about directly has been in the papers, the coverage has not been complete or accurate.

Salmon Bites – Messy Finger Food

Carole's Chatter: Salmon Bites - Messy Finger Food

I wanted to show you these Salmon Bites.  For a party I would pop each one onto a little wafer or bruschetta.

To make these salmon morsels, take some thinly sliced smoked salmon and lay it out on the board with the slices overlapping each other a bit.  Smear over some crème fraiche (you could use cream cheese or sour cream), squeeze a little lemon juice over it and salt and pepper (white ground pepper works the best).  Then roll it up in plastic film and twirl each end so you have a little round salmon sausage.

I then popped this into the freezer for 20 minutes to make it easier to cut.  If I had had time to leave it a bit longer the slices would have been tidier.  But you can call my ones rustic.