This time around, I skipped the step of making gyoza altogether and simply made the meat filling, forming it into mini patties for gyoza sliders. When dressed with sauteed mushrooms and red onions, wasabi, pickled ginger and gyoza dipping sauce, these fusion burgers are a unique twist on the classic American burger and they make a tasty appetizer or main course.
Sometimes basic is best, as with this simple roasted kabocha squash soup flavored with sage mushrooms. Inspired by all of the beautiful and interesting winter squash that we’ve seen on our recent trips to local farms and pumpkin patches, this soup satisfies my craving for warm comfort foods now that the chilly fall temperatures are here to stay for a while.
Shave ice is commonly thought of as a Hawaiian specialty, and though this is now true, its origins actually trace back to Japan where it is known as kakigori. Now variations of shaved ice can be found all around the world.
This cucumber salad is inspired by the Japanese cucumber salad that is served in sushi restaurants. It’s the perfect light starter for many meals.
After discovering how simple it is to make sushi at home and inspired by the colorful rainbow roll, I decided to make a more kid-friendly version of this popular sushi roll. Your kids can help roll the sushi and brainstorm different toppings to give the roll the rainbow colors.
Making sushi at home is easy, fun and a great way to disguise healthy foods, such as the smoked salmon in this roll. My son loves cream cheese so this roll is an easy sell.
Once I realized how easy it is to make sushi at home, I wanted to try making one of my favorite sushi rolls: Spicy Scallops. To make it appropriate for my toddler I decided to cook the scallops. If you or your kids don’t like spicy foods, you can omit the sriracha sauce.
Making sushi at home is easier than you think and you can use your imagination, disguising many healthy foods within each roll. Sushi is also very kid-friendly because your kids can help make different rolls, with or without seafood, according to each person’s tastes.
Tempura is a popular Japanese dish consisting of battered and fried seafood and vegetables. It is light and lacy, different than the typical heavily-fried items we find in the states. It is a unique and fun way to get your family to eat vegetables and seafood.
Creating a teppanyaki-style meal at home is easier than you think. Our home-cooked version is full of the flavors that we love but it is much lighter and healthier than the restaurant versions.