Sunday, September 20, 2009

Smoked Kamasu (Barracuda) with Fukkura-san (tagine-style donabe)

Sunday night was the last Hollywood Bowl show for us this year. I smoked the filets of Kamasu (barracuda) to take to a picnic dinner at the Bowl. I simply seasoned the fish with salt & pepper, then smoked in Fukkura-san (tagine-style donabe) for about 30 minutes over low heat. Very delicious! The basic smoking recipe with Fukkura-san can be found in toiro's website.

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Tonight's show was themed as "India Calling!". There were several performers of both traditional and contemporary Indian music and it was awesome! It was so great to see so many Indian people at the venue, too. I've never been to India, but through the music and people, I felt they have the amazing culture and I really want to visit there someday. Tonight's event made me hungry for the Indian food, too. This was definitely the "best-smelling" Hollywood Bowl event I've ever been! I saw many Indian families sharing their homemade picnic dishes and they looked/smelled so yummy!!

Our fish and salads were great. And, of course, I loved my onigiri (with konbu filling).