Thursday, November 4, 2010

Donabe steam-fried foil-wrapped Matsutake etc.

Here's my new and improved version of foil-wrapped matsutake etc., which was steam-fried in the tagine-style donabe, "Fukkura-san". This time, I seasoned the ingredients before wrapping with the foil, and cooked in the pre-heated donabe.

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The result was really fantastic! Here's the recipe. This is also a shojin (Buddhist-style vegan) dish.

Donabe Steam-fried Foil-wrapped Matsutake etc.

1 medium-large matsutake, sliced
4-5 shiitake mushrooms, cut in half
3-4 asparagus, cut into 3
2 tablespoons sake
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon light color soy sauce ("usukuchi shoyu")
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon sesame oil
some sliced dry hot chili

1. Preheat "Fukkura-san" over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes with the cover on.
2. Meanwhile, wrap all the ingredients in a large piece of aluminum foil.
3. Uncover the donabe and place the foil-wrap in the center.
4. Cover with the lid and turn down the heat to medium.
5. Cook for 8-10 minutes (you will heat the nice sizzling). Let it rest for 3 minuntes.
6. Uncover the donabe, transfer the foil-wrap to a plate, and open.

Happy donabe life.