Ingredient Archives: Soy Sauce

yakitori chicken and simmered squash

Yakitori Chicken, Simmered Squash with Konbu

Almost the end of summer and time for another Japanese dinner I think. This is a lovely simple dinner: simple yakitori chicken with pencil thin leeks and some soothing squash simmered with konbu seaweed. It’s a great combination of sweet caramelised chicken, some sourness from marinating in pickled plums and a mellow slightly sweet flavour […]

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perilla leaves stuffed with beef and mint

Perilla Leaves Stuffed With Beef and Mint

I picked up a stack of Perilla Leaves from Lani’s Farm without too much idea what I was going to do with them. These beautiful, heart-shaped leaves with jagged edges are the size of a small palm and have a really nice fresh flavour that has hints of mint, apples and even that clove-aniseed flavour […]

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Miso Glazed Blowfish

Miso Glazed Blowfish, Hakurei Turnips, Bok Choy

Don’t worry, I’m not trying to kill you with this dish. For unlike Fugu, their extraordinarily poisonous cousins from the east, the blowfish found off the coast of Long Island is completely harmless. Not only that, they’re quick to prepare and very tasty. I decided to use some Asian flavours as a little nod to […]

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