Dinner

Yesterday, I made some new things for dinner. One of the recipe is actually an idea that my art professor gave me…which also turned out really good.

Monday’s dinner:

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Just for my own record, here are the recipes…

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Tuna Potato Cake

Potato salad 1 cup
Canned Tuna 3/4 cup
Soy Sauce 3 tspn
Cornstarch 3 Tblspn
Aonori 6 tspn

– Mix everything together and divide and shape into patties.
– Heat nonstick pan on medium heat and coat with oil.
– Pan fry both sides of the patties.

You can serve it with tartar, tonkatsu sauce or just eat it as is. We ate it as is and it was delicious :)
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Spinach with mushroom

Spinach 1 bunch
Shimeji (Japanese mushroom) ~80g
Soy sauce 1 big spoon and a little
Mirin 1 big spoon

– Cut and clean spinach and mushrooms.
– Boil.
– Squeeze the water out.
– Add soy sauce and mirin and mix.

Not a bad dish. I put in too much mirin so the veggies tasted a little bit too much like rice wine.
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Niku Jaga

Beef (thinly sliced or ground) 200g
Potato 300g
Carrot 100g
Onion 1/2
Dashi 3 cups
Sugar 1 Tblspn
Mirin 3 Tblspn
Soy sauce 5 Tblspn
Oil

Prep:

– Peel potato and cut in half and then into 6-8 pieces. Soak in water.
– Cut carrots into smaller pieces than potato.
– Cut peeled onions in half and then slice into halves.
– If you bought sliced beef, cut it into 3 cm pieces.
– Make dashi with hondashi powder (1/2 a pack makes 600ml)

Cook:

– Heat oil and lightly brown meat but not completely. I used a pot since I had so much veggie.
– Add carrots, onions, potatoes and continue to fry.
– Add dashi and skim any scum that appears.
– Reduce heat and let simmer.
– Add sugar and mirin.
– Place a small lid (smaller than the pot opening) into the pot (to keep the stuff down I guess).
– After 5 mins, remove lid and add soy sauce.
– Cook slowly until the veggies are cooked.

I left it cooking a little too long since I was trying to cook the other stuff at the same time so the potatoes got a bit softer than I wanted. The end product was really good though. Jason really liked the flavor of this dish so that’s a good thing, right?

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Well, hopefully this time I can actually go and make something out of this blog. I’ll try to update often but seeing how I’m constantly running around doing something….well, we’ll see….. maybe I can get Jason to do some updates of his own…. maybe…

I’m going to try organizing things in pages since I think that feature is pretty nice. I’ll use the blog areas for actual update news or random thoughts and feelings that can’t be categorized in other areas. Maybe Jason can use this space to write about something too….

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