Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cooking class report...Spring Donabe Dishes

Last Saturday, I hosted a donabe & Japanese cooking class.
The theme was "Sprind Donabe Dishes".
3 out of 4 dishes were made with different kinds of donabe.

I'm wearing my new Korean apron, which I bought in Seoul.

Asparagus "Karashi su-miso ae" (tossed in white miso, Japanese mustard, and vinegar sauce)

Steam-fry lotus root in caramelized oyster sauce and black vinegar sauce was made with tagine-style donabe, "Fukkura-san".

Smoked salmon and broccolini chirashi-sushi in a double-lid donabe rice cooker, "Kamado-san". It was a healthy brown rice version with purple yam vinegar. The inner layer of colorful radishes gave the nice crunch.

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Chicken and gobo "tamago-toji" in a light-weight classic-style donabe, "Yu Kizeto". Ground chicken and burdock root were simmered in dashi-base broth and finished with mitsuba herbs and eggs.

The dishes went wonderfully with Taltarni Brut Rose "Tache".

I always have a great time at our cooking class. Our guests are always great and their smiles make me so happy.

Happy spring.
Happy donabe life.