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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