Sunday, May 10, 2015

Back in Japan (Spring 2015)...Kaga-style Crab Dinner

Donabe rice with local Zuwai crab and cured mullet roe

(April 2015)

The first evening in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture was a real feast.

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It was going to be all very local, very seasonal dishes with a lot of local sake!

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Seafood is also local. Super fresh and high quality.

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It was the end of loca zuwai crab season. A chef prepared a dish of simmer crab in its shell over grill.

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Fish was stone-roasted in a hinoki (cedar) wood sheet.

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Hamaguri (little neck clam) and wakame nabe (hot pot), cooked in donabe at the table.

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Another donabe dish was crab and cured mullet roe (bottarga) rice! The dinner ended with special monaka (rice wafer) dessert filled with anko.

Perfect happy donabe dinner, Kaga-style.