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Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui

Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui
Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui かにみそ かに鍋 かに雑炊 Winter Crab: Kani Miso, Kani Nabe, Kani Zosui かにみそ かに鍋 かに雑炊
In Japan winter is the season for crab and the best, fresh sake. We were given two beautiful crabs from the Sea of Japan and after doing kani nabe I wanted to cook the kani miso in the shell with sake over an open flame, so I bought some…

Koshogatsu Ryori and Oma Maguro Tuna

Koshogatsu Ryori and Oma Maguro Tuna
Happy New Year Again! Koshogatsu Ryori and Oma Maguro Tuna 小正月料理 大間マグロ Happy New Year Again! Koshogatsu Ryori and Oma Maguro Tuna 小正月料理 大間マグロ
Koshogatsu, or ‘little shogatsu‘ is traditionally observed on January 15th and marks the end of the Japanese New Year celebration. Mochi that has been offered to Shinto gods for the last half month is now quite dried out and is shattered with a hammer for eating…

Chazuke with Leftover Yakizakana

Chazuke with Leftover Yakizakana
Chazuke with Leftover Yakizakana Chazuke with Leftover Yakizakana
Sprinkle some chopped leftover grilled fish on rice, pour on some hot tea and you’ve got chazuke, a quick meal that has been eaten in Japan for more than 1,000 years.…

Yakizakana: Komochi Maruboshi Nishin (Grilled Dried Herring)

Yakizakana: Komochi Maruboshi Nishin (Grilled Dried Herring)
Yakizakana: Komochi Maruboshi Nishin (Grilled Dried Herring with Eggs) 焼き魚: 子持ち丸干しにしん Yakizakana: Komochi Maruboshi Nishin (Grilled Dried Herring with Eggs) 焼き魚: 子持ち丸干しにしん
In Japan there are literally more ways to prepare fish than one can easily imagine. Yakizakana, grilled fish, is one of my all time favorites. Sakana-no-hoshimono, dried fish, is extremely tasty and quick and easy to make. I discovered this one the other day, it is a…

Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Squid Shiokara

Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Squid Shiokara
Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Chinmi Squid Shiokara いかの塩辛 Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Chinmi Squid Shiokara いかの塩辛
Shiokara is a favorite of Miwa and she made some recently and it is ready for eating. Shiokawa is made of salted squid semi-fermented in its own guts and is a kind of chinmi, literally ‘rare taste’. Japanese like shiokara on rice or with sake.…
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